Title: Decision support system for risk-based land management and rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated territories: PRANA approach

Authors: Boris I. Yatsalo

Addresses: Department of Information Systems, Obninsk State Technical University of Nuclear Power Engineering, Studgorodok 1, IATE, Obninsk 249030, Russia

Abstract: Description of the approaches to a decision support system on Risk Based Land Management (RBLM) and rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated territories on the basis of integrating monitoring data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), models and decision support tools is presented in this paper. The key blocks of the PRANA DSS, developed for scientific and practical needs for model assessments and decision-making support within the rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated territories of Bryansk region (Russia) after the Chernobyl accident are described. Examples of PRANA implementation for applied assessments are considered.

Keywords: radioactive contamination; radiation protection; doses; risk; land management; countermeasures; rehabilitation; geographic information systems; GIS; monitoring; decision support systems; PRANA DSS; emergency preparedness; emergency management; nuclear emergency; radiological emergency; Russia; Chernobyl nuclear accident.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2007.014300

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2007 Vol.4 No.3, pp.504 - 523

Published online: 30 Jun 2007 *

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