Hiroshima Peace Science Volume 30
2008 発行

セミパラチンスク地区住民の核実験体験 : 線量と距離に関して

Direct Experiences from the Nuclear Test in Inhabitants in the Semipalatinsk Area : A Study of the Major Factors Affecting Their Experiences
Hirabayashi, Kyoko
Matsuo, Masatsugu
Apsalikov, Kazbek
Muldagaliyev, Talgat
The present paper attempts to explore factors influencing direct experiences of nuclear explosions in residents near the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (SNTS). For this purpose, it examines the results of our questionnaire survey from 2002 to 2005 in terms of a statistical method called logistic multiple linear regression analysis. The results show:

(1) Approximately 94 % of respondents experienced something directly from the nuclear tests.

(2) Approximately 66 % of respondents answered that they saw the flash of the nuclear explosions, 50 % of respondents answered that they felt the bomb blast and only 12 % of respondents answered that they felt heat.

(3) Their direct experiences from the nuclear explosions is dependent not on radiation exposure level but on the distance from the hypocenter at the SNTS.
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