Primary Source Report-BR

Where Radiobiology Began in Russia: A Physician’s Perspective

Source 1

Title:

Where Radiobiology Began in Russia: A Physician’s Perspective

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Description:

The report contains the findings of Dr. Mira M. Kosenko, who treated victims Kyshtym

Incident. The report also has firsthand accounts of the victims. The information here will be useful to understand the events of the Incident.

Citation:

Kosenko, M. M. (2010). Where Radiobiology Began in Russia: A Physician’s Perspective (Rep.). Fort Belvoir, VA: Defense Threat Reduction Agency. doi:https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA535346.pdf

Source 2

Title:

Analysis of Chronic Radiation Sickness Cases in the Population of the Southern Urals

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Description:

The report contains medical data from people 40 years after they were exposed to radiation from leaks from the Mayak Production Association. This will give a better understanding of how the people exposed to the radiation have been affected.

Citation:

Kossenko, M. M., Akleyev, A. A., Degteva, M. O., Kozheurov, V. P., & Degtyaryova, R. G. (1994). Analysis of Chronic Radiation Sickness Cases in the Population of the Southern Urals (Rep. No. CR 94-1). Bethesda, MD: Armed Forces Radiobiology Reaserch Institute. doi: https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/ADA286238.pdf

Source 3

Title:

Radioactive inventories from the Kyshtym and Karachay accidents: estimates based on soil samples collected in the South Urals (1990-1995)

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969797000983?via=ihub

Description:

The report contains data from soil taken in and around Lake Karachay. The samples will show what exact radioactive isotopes the people were irradiated with.