AUTHORVargo, George J., Ed.
TITLEThe Chornobyl Accident: A Comprehensive Risk Assessment
PUBLISHERBattelle Press
CITYColumbus, OH

This work, the first by native Ukrainian scientists and specialists, views the Chernobyl nuclear accident from the perspective of risk assessment. It describes the accident, the shelter constructed to contain the destroyed reactor, the sites used for disposal and storage of radioactive waste, the environmental contamination, and the effects of the accident on individuals, society and the economies of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. A final chapter presents the lessons learned from the accident. Appendices review radioactivity and radiation protection as well as the medical consequences of the accident.

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