Notes and Comment

May 1991
New Yorker;5/6/91, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p31
Offers observations on the 5th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Efforts of Russian officials to suppress information related to this incident; Factors which led to the accident, including incompetence within the Soviet nuclear program; Proceedings of a conference at the University of Irvine, California, on the environmental and health effects of nuclear-weapons production; Mutuality of the United States' and Soviet programs; Political and social conditions in the U.S. and Soviet Union at the time of the accident.


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