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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe. Serhii Plokhy

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

ISBN: 9781541617094 | 432 pages | 11 Mb

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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe Serhii Plokhy
Publisher: Basic Books

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at theChernobyl power plant in Ukraine, Scientific American frequent contributor Charles Q. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident occurred on April 26, 1986. The Mayak plant was built in haste between 1945 and 1948. On April 26, 1986, the worst accident in the history of the nuclear industry occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature & of the National Book Critics Circle Award On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred inChernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. The earthquake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011, stirred up a devastating tsunami that blasted coastal cities with walls of water, shifted the Earth's axis and has been blamed for thousands of deaths. It was the largest nuclear energy disaster in history. 25 Years After: Scenes from Chernobyl--The Worst Nuclear Accident in History [ Slide Show]. After World War II, the Soviet Union lagged behind the US in development ofnuclear weapons, so it started a rapid research and development program to produce a sufficient amount of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium. It took seven months to build a concrete shelter over the reactor. Buy Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Reprint by Svetlana Alexievich, Keith Gessen (ISBN: 8601419240876) from Amazon's Book Store. It released more radiation than the bomb on Hiroshima. That's because radioactive fumes leaked for two weeks. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Choi traveled to the site and snapped these haunting images. The term nuclear meltdown is not officially defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency or by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The explosion took place in the fourth block of the Chernobyl power plant, located only 120 km from the capital of Ukraine – Kiev, close to the border with Belarus. Voices fromChernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy. In the months following the April 26, 1986 explosions at the Chernobyl nuclearpower plant, daily life changed sharply for people in Ukraine and Belarus. A nuclear meltdown is a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.

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