Chernobyl Disaster (1986)


The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of the 20th century.

Results of the project 'Assessment of Environmental Risks in the Exclusion Zone along the Ukrainian and Belarusian Borders' were welcomed by representatives of Belarus and Ukraine and included a discussion of necessary follow-up steps to be taken by authorities in both countries. The importance of addressing forest fires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was highlighted as one of the priority areas...
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‘In places like Chernobyl and now in Fukushima, we need to prepare for the possibility of these catastrophic fires. And we need to invest in proper management of these areas so they don't go up in smoke,’ said Tim Mousseau of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, a co-author of the study…
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New research from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry report warns: Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents...
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This publication, which highlights success stories and lessons learned, intends to raise awareness of the devastation that an environmental emergency can cause, and to promote advocacy and action in response, including the risk reduction perspective. As

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The aim of the book is to raise the awareness of the donors and general public to the ongoing long-term effects of this disaster. This book of images from the Chernobyl zone shows the daily work of the Red Cross teams, as well as the daily reality for

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Part 1: Chernobyl's legacy: health, environmental and socio-economic impacts

Nearly 20 years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident, many questions remained unanswered regarding the health, environmental, and socio-economic consequences

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