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This publication features papers presented at the Workshop on Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials, held in Moscow in June 2007. This activity was organized by the National Academies in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences and with funding provided by the Russell Family Foundation. The workshop was designed to promote exchanges of information on specific contaminated sites in Russia and elsewhere and to stimulate greater attention to the severity of the problems and the urgent need to clean up sites of concern to the local and international communities.

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National Research Council. 2009. Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials: International Workshop Proceedings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Front Matter i-xiv
Opening Remarks, 1 Welcoming Remarks--Nikolay Laverov 1-4
2 Welcoming Remarks--Frank L. Parker 5-6
3 Welcoming Remarks--David N. McNelis 7-7
4 Interests of the International Science and Technology Center--Norbert Jousten 8-10
Overview Presentations, 5 Ensuring Nuclear and Radiation Safety in the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes--Andrei B. Malyshev 11-16
6 The Environmental Policy of the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) and Priority Objectives for its Implementation--Aleksandr M. Agapov and Leonid A. Bolshov 17-31
7 Evaluation of Radiation Ecology Status Around Russian Nuclear and Radiation Enterprises Based on Landscape-Geochemical Research--V. I. Velichkin, Ye. N. Borisenko, A. Yu. Miroshnikov, V. I. Myskin, N. V. Kuzmenkova, and I. I. Chudnyavtseva 32-42
8 Systems Studies of the Radiation Legacy and the Development of the Informational, Legal, and Regulatory Framework for Post-Rehabilitation Institutional Control, Oversight, and Management of Radiation-Hazard Facilities in the Russian Federation--S. N. Brykin, O. G. Lebedev, V. K. Popov, and D. A. Serezhnikov 43-50
9 Comprehensive Resolution of the Problem of Radioactive Waste Management and Rehabilitation of Contaminated Areas in the Moscow Region--S. A. Dmitriev 51-58
Case Studies, 10 Lands Damaged as a Result of Uranium Ore Mining Operations in the Russian Federation--V. P. Karamushka and V. V. Ostroborodov 59-68
11 Uranium Recovery and Remediation of Uranium Mill Tailings: Russian and U.S. Experience--James H. Clarke and Frank L. Parker 69-80
12 Experience in Rehabilitating Contaminated Land and Bodies of Water Around the Mayak Production Association--Yu. V. Glagolenko, Ye. G. Drozhko, and S. I. Rovny 81-91
13 Rehabilitation of Contaminated Groundwater Layers Near the Mayak Enterprise Using Deep Burial Technology--V. G. Skidanov, Ye. N. Kamnev, and A. I. Rybalchenko 92-94
14 Observations Concerning Mayak--Frank L. Parker 95-98
15 Remediation of Contaminated Facilities at the Kurchatov Institute--V. G. Volkov, Yu. A. Zverkov, S. G. Semenov, A. V. Chesnokov, and A. D. Shisha 99-109
16 Selected Remediation Issues at the Russian Research Center - Kurchatov Institute--Roy E. Gephart 110-115
17 Industrial Nuclear Explosion Sites in the Russian Federation: Recovery and Institutional Monitoring Problems--V. V. Kasatkin, Ye. N. Kamnev, and V. A. Ilyichev 116-120
18 Comments on Presentation on Industrial Nuclear Explosion Sites in the Russian Federation: Recovery and Institutional Monitoring Problems--Don J. Bradley 121-126
19 The Past, Present, and Future of the Facilities at Andreev Bay--A. P. Vasiliev 127-136
20 Environmental Remediation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste Temporary Storage Facilities in Gremikha Village: Challenges and Proposed Solutions--Yu. Ye. Gorlinsky, A. Yu. Kazennov, O. A. Nikolsky, V. A. Pavlov, B. S. Stepennov, and A. F. Usaty 137-151
21 Criteria for Environmental Rehabilitation of the Temporary Storage Site for Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste in Gremikha Village--Yu. Ye. Gorlinsky, V. A. Kutkov, and N. K. Shandala 152-160
22 Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Materials: Coastal Maintenance Bases Andreev Bay and Gremikha--Dieter K. Rudolph 161-176
Other Contributions, 23 Criteria for Categorizing Territories at Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency Enterprises Experiencing Chemical and Radioactive Contamination--S. N. Brykin, N. K. Shandala, N. S. Roznova, and A. V. Titov 177-190
24 Areas of the Russian Federation Affected by Radiation Contamination Due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident--S. M. Vakulovsky, T. S. Borodina, A. A. Volokitin, V. M. Kim, G. I. Petrenko, E. G. Tertyshnik, A. D. Uvarov, and V. N. Yakhryushin 191-197
25 The Experience of the Joint Environmental-Technological Scientific Research Center for Radioactive Waste Decontamination and Environmental Protection (MosNPO Radon) in Eliminating Radiation-Hazard Facilities and Rehabilitating Contaminated Sites--V. G. Safronov, V. A. Salikov, Yu. A. Pronin, and S. V. Mikheikin 198-205
26 Use of GIS Technology for Assessing Territories Contaminated with Radioactive Materials--A. N. Plate and A. V. Vesselovsky 206-210
Appendix A: Workshop Agenda 211-217
Appendix B: Titles of Additional Papers and Extended Abstracts Presented at the Workshop on Cleaning Up Sites Contaminated with Radioactive Material 218-220

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