2006 Volume 47 Issue SupplementA Pages A15-A21
There are still many differences in dose estimates depending on the applied methods of retrospective dosimetry in the areas, which were affected by nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site (SNTS). In order to provide more correct estimation of radiation doses to population in proximity to the SNTS an International Intercomparison of Retrospective Luminescnence Dosimetry (RLD) method had been proposed. It was suggested there be a comparison of the dose estimates for the brick samples from the buildings in the settlement, suffered following nuclear tests at the SNTS. With this purpose, during the September-October 2002 field mission, the team of specialists from Kazakhstan and Japan had collected four whole bricks for RLD International Intercomparison. Three buildings were selected as sampling locations in Dolon' village (Kazakhstan). The slices from these bricks were distributed between six laboratories in Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, UK and USA for independent estimations by the RLD method of the accumulated dose of external irradiation.
The descriptions of sampling, locations, data on geographical coordinates, dates of building construction, mode of cutting of samples for distribution, labeling, condition of transportation, order of the distribution of samples and information concerning 137Cs and 239+240Pu soil contamination density in the village and near sampling locations are presented in the paper.
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