One of the main objectives of AUDR was to establish a database of individual annual doses and identify categories of observation.
The volume and quality of recorded medical and dosimetric information, organizational structure, interdepartmental and territorial cooperation in the AUDR allowed to assume that it would have become the first objective database on the radiological consequences the Chernobyl accident based on direct radiation-epidemiological studies in liquidators and population of the contaminated territories.
However, in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, AUDR ceased to exist.
Information on the population of Belarus affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe from AUDR has been passed on to Belarus.
When Porkell later hears a conversation between Audr and his wife, Asgerdr, which reveals that his wife had an earlier interest in Vesteinn, the earlier breakdown of the blood-brotherhood ceremony comes more clearly into focus: perhaps Porgrimr was aware of the earlier affair and so of the potential for hostilities to arise within the group.
32) Vesteinn receives a late warning from Gisli not to attend an autumn feast that he and Audr are holding -Gisli is aware that Vesteinn is in danger from Porkell and Porgrimr and hopes to prevent an attack.