Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2022. Vol. 67. № 6


A.P. Ermilov, A.V. Senj

«Hot» particles in the consequences of the Chernobyl accident

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Eyewitness accounts are presented confirming the «ruthenium» nature of the «Chernobyl» cough – a deterministic radiobiological effect that manifested itself in the spring, summer, early autumn of 1986 and in the spring of 1987 in places of intense fallout from accidental emissions from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Research continued, the results of which were published in the article by A.P. Ermilov «The phenomenon of fuel particles in the consequences of the Chernobyl accident» on the open access website of the journal «Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety» [1].

Keywords: Chernobyl nuclear power plant, accident, nuclear fuel, fuel particles, «hot» particles, «volatile» fraction, radiobiological effect

For citation: Ermilov AP, Senj AV. «Hot» particles in the consequences of the Chernobyl accident. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2022;67(6):96–100. (In Russian). DOI:10.33266/1024-6177-2022-67-6-96-100



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Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Financing. The study had no sponsorship.

Contribution. Article was prepared with equal participation of the authors.

Article received: 20.07.2022. Accepted for publication: 25.09.2022.