Development and Implementation of an ALARA Program at the Chornobyl Unit-4 Shelter


J. A. Leonowich, A. A. Korneev, G. J. Vargo


This paper discusses the ALARA program implemented at Chornobyl Unit-4 Shelter. The Shelter is the containment structure erected over the destroyed reactor. The G-7 countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan) entered into an agreement with the government of the Ukraine to close the remaining units at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station and to transform the existing Unit-4 Shelter ultimately into an environmentally safe system.


This abstract was presented at the 34th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety and ALARA Considerations for the 21st Century", ALARA Session, 2/4/2001 - 2/7/2001, held in Anaheim, CA.

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