Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

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Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko, Alexey V. Nesterenko, Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 26, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
This volume, written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been much discussion concerning the impacts of nuclear accidents, and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants that were emitted from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The official discussions emanating from the IAEA and associated UN agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and as a consequence these reports have erred on the side of negative findings simply because much of what was known was not included in their assessments.  This new book provides a complete and extensive summary of all known research, including that published in Russian and Ukrainian, and provides new insights to the likely long term health and environmental consequences of nuclear accidents. 

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Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe
General Morbidity Impairment and Disability after the Chernobyl
Accelerated Aging as a Consequence of the Chernobyl Catastrophe By Alexey
Oncological Diseases after the Chernobyl Catastrophe By Alexey V
Mortality after the Chernobyl Catastrophe By Alexey V Yablokov
Conclusion to Chapter II
Atmospheric Water and Soil Contamination after Chernobyl By Alexey V
Chernobyls Radioactive Impact on Flora By Alexey V Yablokov
Chernobyls Radioactive Impact on Fauna By Alexey V Yablokov
Chernobyls Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota By Alexey V
Radiation Protection after the Chernobyl Catastrophe
Decorporation of Chernobyl Radionuclides By Vassily B Nesterenko
Protective Measures for Activities in Chernobyls Radioactively Contaminated
Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe for Public Health and
Conclusion to Chapter IV

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