Chernobyl Disaster

Autore: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Editore: ABDO
ISBN: 1617589217
Grandezza: 46,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 590
Scaricare Leggi Online

Explores the background of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, events leading up to the disaster, responses to the accident, key people involved, and the short and long-term effects of the incident on society and the environment.


Autore: Alexey V. Yablokov
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1573317578
Grandezza: 28,21 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2102
Scaricare Leggi Online

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. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit for more information about becoming a member.


Autore: David Erik Nelson
Editore: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737745559
Grandezza: 35,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 715
Scaricare Leggi Online

Describes the events of what scientists accept as the worst nuclear disaster in history, with emphasis on the environmental effects on the immediate area and the world.

The Chernobyl Disaster

Autore: Viktor Haynes
Editore: Random House (UK)
Grandezza: 10,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7137
Scaricare Leggi Online

Relates the events that led to the Chernobyl nuclear accident, analyzes the probable causes, and considers the aftermath's effects on the populace and on safety policies

Chernobyl Disaster And Groundwater

Autore: V.M. Shestopalov
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058092311
Grandezza: 49,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5496
Scaricare Leggi Online

The Chernobyl disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986 was the result of an explosion in the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in Ukraine. This book examines the natural and technogenic objects falling at, or close to, the epicentre of the accident.

The Truth About Chernobyl

Autore: Grigori Medvedev
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850433316
Grandezza: 36,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1973
Scaricare Leggi Online

This is an account of the events leading up to the worst nuclear disaster in history. It also examines the subsequent cover-up at which both politicians and technicians connived.


Autore: Chris Park
ISBN: 9780415677448
Grandezza: 68,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9829
Scaricare Leggi Online

First published in 1989, Chernobyl: The Long Shadow offers a balanced review of what happened there, why and how it happened, and what the main lessons and implications of the accident are. It looks back on events during and after the disaster, in particular reviewing how it and the radiation fallout were dealt with in different countries and looks forward to how the incident might affect the nuclear power industry around the world. The book explores the significance of the accident within the Soviet Union, considers its impact on public confidence in nuclear power, and reviews what improvements are necessary in emergency planning throughout the rest of the world. It is written from an inter-disciplinary perspective; based on detailedscienctific research, which is described in non-specialist terms, it considers themes like attitudes to nuclear power and political reaction to the accident itself. It sets the Chernobyl accident into a proper context. Chernobyl: The Long Shadow will appeal to students and teachers of geography, environmental science, international politics, nuclear physics, and to anyone interested in current affairs and environmental problems.


Autore: Frederik Pohl
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466833009
Grandezza: 30,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3066
Scaricare Leggi Online

Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared could happen someday at a nuclear power plant. On April 26, 1986, a power surge caused the core of one of the reactors to explode, spewing a cloud of radioactive steam into the Ukrainian air. More than four thousand people died, as many as a half-million suffered potentially cancer-causing exposure, and the city around the plant became a toxic wasteland in which nothing could live. Before the disaster at the Chernobyl plant, nuclear catastrophe had been only a fear, a threat. But when the Chernobyl plant was destroyed, all those fears were suddenly all too real.? ? Frederik Pohl's novel of this disaster was written months after the tragic events. He had the cooperation of many people inside the U.S.S.R. with access to technical information and first-person accounts of what is still the most tragic nuclear event in human history and only one of two level 7 nuclear accidents, along with the Fukushima disaster of 2011. This is fiction, but it is the most riveting, realistic account of what happened that has ever been written. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Editore: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727703941
Grandezza: 46,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2413
Scaricare Leggi Online

This volume describes the Chernobyl disaster. It describes the accident sequence, the radiological consequences in the USSR, and an estimation of the radiation situation in Eastern Europe following the Chernobyl accident.


Autore: Piers Paul Read
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504039130
Grandezza: 22,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2924
Scaricare Leggi Online

A riveting account of the chilling precursors and deadly aftermath of the 1986 Soviet nuclear disaster from the bestselling author of Alive. This highly readable and deeply researched exposé draws upon unclassified data from the former Soviet Union and a wealth of firsthand interviews to give a complex and human account of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history. Starting in 1942, when a young Russian physicist named Georgi Flerov warned Stalin that the Americans were building an atomic bomb, author Piers Paul Read recounts the birth and growth of atomic energy in the USSR—and the construction of the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station at Chernobyl. Embedded in this story are the KGB cover-ups, power grabs, safety oversights, and risky decisions that set the stage for the explosion of the station’s fourth reactor on April 26, 1986. According to Soviet authorities, only thirty-one people lost their lives due to the Chernobyl disaster, but its consequences were far too big for even the Kremlin to sweep under the rug—though the authorities certainly tried. Radiation burns and nuclear debris could not be concealed, and the cloud of radioactive material spewing from the damaged reactor was monitored throughout Europe. In the areas most immediately affected, there was a leap in the incidence of thyroid cancer. Moment by moment, Read takes us through the chaos and horror of the meltdown, and voice by voice, he records the stories that reveal the lasting repercussions of that day. Set in a regime where demotion was considered a fate worse than death and silence had the power to kill, Ablaze tackles the social and technological chain reactions that wreaked havoc not only on the USSR’s power supply but on the strength and stability of the nation. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Soviet-era history or the promises and perils of nuclear power.