The Legacy of Chernobyl

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 17, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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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." óClenn 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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User Review  - Janos Honkonen - Goodreads

This book is very technical, very dry and full of figures - and this is a good thing. If you want a very insightful and in depth view to what happened in Chernobyl in 1986, the background and ... 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 design problem
8
The catastrophe
26
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
129
The Global Impact
191
The Soviet Nuclear Energy Programme 226
2-26
A History of Nuclear Accidents in the Soviet Union 263
2-63
Nuclear Power after Chernobyl 289
2-89
Glossary of Scientific Terms Measurements and
315
Notes and References
322
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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