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Chernobyl’s legacy imperils many thousands

25 Feb 2019, Climate News Network

After a confluence of factors triggered the Chernobyl disaster, the Soviet government initially downplayed the scale of the event and stifled communication that could expose damages. With the land still inhabitable for at least 20,000 years, there is concern that modern autocratic regimes that are pursuing nuclear programmes will repeat the same mistakes.



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