The Legacy of Chernobyl

The Legacy of Chernobyl

by Zhores Medvedev
     
 

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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

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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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“A major contribution to the literature. . . . Medvedev sees Chernobyl as a watershed in the use of nuclear energy and the policies that control it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393344578
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
212,700
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

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

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