The Legacy of Chernobyl
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The Legacy of Chernobyl

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0393308146
  • 9780393308143
  • 287,109

Review quote

The real causes and effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, comprehensively recounted. . . . Medvedev is perhaps uniquely suited to clear up the frightening mystery that still surrounds 'the most expensive accident is human history.' . . . A sobering, important work.show more

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