Preliminary assessment of the radiation-hygienic situation at the Aganozero complex deposit
The Aganozero chromium ore deposit, located in the Pudozh District, Karelia, is a complex object for ore and non-metalliferous useful minerals such as chromium ores, platinoids, chrome spinellids as well as Mg-bearing and high-Mg raw materials, e.g. serpentinite, olivinite, dunite and building materials. The primary goal of the present paper is to assess the radiation-hygienic situation at the Burakovian-Shalozero-Aganozero massif, which comprises the Aganozero deposit. Our assessment is essential in connection with the Megaproject to be launched in Karelia, where the Aganozero deposit will play the key role. Our assessment is based on the field and laboratory studies conducted by the authors with regard for the data obtained for this deposit by the Karelian Geological Survey and the appraisal of the radiation-hygienic situation in the Pudozh District done earlier by Nevskgeologia GTP, VSEGEI.