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  • 1 Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA
  • | 2 Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA
  • | 3 Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA
  • | 4 Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA
  • | 5 Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Science Academy of Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • | 6 Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Science Academy of Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • | 7 Atomic Energy Agency, Tajik Academy of Sciences Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • | 8 Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic 265A Chui Prospect, Bishkek, 720071, Kyrgyz Republic
  • | 9 Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Center, Republic of Kazakhstan (INP NNC RK) Almaty 480082, Kazakhstan
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This paper presents the results of radioecological investigation of Central Asian rivers.This work was done as part of the Navruz Project, a cooperative, transboundary river monitoring project involving rivers and institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and facilitated by Sandia National Laboratories in the United States. The study of waterborne radionuclides and metals concentrations in Central Asia is of particular interest because of the history of nuclear materials mining, fabrication, transport, and storage there, when it was part of the Soviet Union. This development left a legacy of radionuclides and metals contamination in some Central Asian regions, which poses a clear health hazard to populations who rely heavily upon surface water for agricultural irrigation and direct domestic consumption.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)