Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2020, volume 21, issue 2, pages 178-186.
Section: Radiobiology and Radioecology.
Received: 17.01.2020; Accepted: 19.03.2020; Published online: 3.09.2020.
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The current state of the radioactive waste temporary storage sites at the Chornobyl exclusion zone

V. M. Antropov*, O. V. Marinich, O. G. Tretyak, A. I. Khabryka

State Specialized Enterprise Central Enterprise for the Management of Radioactive Waste, Chornobyl, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: The paper provides an overview of radioactive waste temporary storage sites (RWTSS) located at the Chornobyl exclusion zone. The screening, investigation, and other activities currently undertaken at RWTSS in order to ensure their safety, as well as associated obstacles, are outlined. Possible ways of the management of radioactive waste stored in RWTSS are determined, and the necessity of taking the relevant decisions is highlighted.

Keywords: radioactive waste, radioactive waste management, radioactive waste temporary storage sites, Chornobyl exclusion zone, post-accidental radioactive waste of the ChNPP.


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