The Legacy of Chernobyl (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 17, 1992 - History
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"A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review

On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet scientist gives a comprehensive account of the catastrophe.
  

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The legacy of Chernobyl

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Noted scientist Medvedev makes the most comprehensive examination to date of the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power accident in the Soviet Union, also the subject of Robert Gale's Final Warning ( LJ 5 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christian Eggers - Goodreads

I really liked the book, but I was looking for something more contemporary and I was fooled by the Kindle publication date (2012) vs the actual publication date (1992, I think). Still, a very nice ... Read full review

Contents

The Chernobyl RBMKIooo reactor
8
The catastrophe 2 6
21
Radioactive Volcano
40
The second meltdown of the core
55
Conclusion
72
Environmental and ecological effects of the
89
The Impact on Agriculture
104
The Health Impact in the Soviet Union 12 9
129
Central and Eastern Europe 2 01
201
The rest of the world 2 2 0
220
pressurizedwater reactors 2 40
240
60
260
A History of Nuclear Accidents in the Soviet Union
263
Nuclear Power after Chernobyl 2 89
289
The energy crisis after Chernobyl
303
Conclusion
312

The exclusion zone and the second phase of evacuation
150
The longterm health effects
165
Conclusion
187
Notes and References 32 2
329
Index
345
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About the author (1992)

Zhores Medvedev is now a senior research scientist for the National Institute for Medical Research in London.

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