`Years of neglect' led to beryllium blast

Rich, Vera
November 1990
New Scientist;11/17/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1743, p15
Investigates the causes of the explosion in Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan which spread a toxic fallout of beryllium last September. Conclusions of the Soviet government's commission of inquiry pointing towards neglect; Contamination and fallout statistics; Emergency service's errors.


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