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Radiological impact of the reactor accident at Chernobyl on the Hungarian population. - The accident of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant at the end of April has resulted in the release of the radionuclide substances in considerable amounts. The meteorological conditions that prevailed at the time of the accident and during the subsequent days facilitated dispersion of the airborne pollution and contamination of the environment over almost the whole continent.
The first contaminated air masses appeared over the teritory of Hungary from north-east during the night from 29 to 30 April. A second, somewhat smaller and a third, somewhat higher contamination occured from south - south-east direction on the third of May and between the 6th and 8th of May, respectively.
In determination of the magnitude of the environmental contamination and assessment of its radiological significance as well as in elaboration of recommendations on the measures which though to be necessary for the protection of the public, surveillance systems and institutes of several national authorities and organizations have participated, including also the Radiological Monitoring And Data Acquisition Network of Ministry of Health.
Results of radioactivity and radiation measurements, assessments of the situation developed and recommendations on protection of the population made by this system are summarized in this publication.