Chernobyl Disaster

McGill, Sara Ann
August 2017
Chernobyl Disaster;8/1/2017, p1
Presents an overview of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Causes of the accident, including the power plant's disabled safety system; Radioactive contamination released before the reactor was contained; Deaths and hospitalizations caused by the explosion and ensuing pollution; Extent of contamination throughout the Soviet Union and western Europe; Incidence of thyroid cancer and immunological suppression in the region; Energy crisis resulting from the shutdown of the plant.


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