Chernobyl — Catastrophe and Consequences

  • Jim T. Smith
  • Nicholas A. Beresford

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jim T. Smith, Nick A. Beresford
    Pages 1-34
  3. Jim T. Smith, Nick A. Beresford
    Pages 35-80
  4. Jim T. Smith, Nick A. Beresford, G. George Shaw, Leif Moberg
    Pages 81-137
  5. Jim T. Smith, Oleg V. Voitsekhovitch, Alexei V. Konoplev, Anatoly V. Kudelsky
    Pages 139-189
  6. Nick A. Beresford, Jim T. Smith
    Pages 191-215
  7. Jacov E. Kenigsberg, Elena E. Buglova
    Pages 217-237
  8. Ingrid A. Bay, Deborah H. Oughton
    Pages 239-266
  9. Ivan I. Kryshev, Tatiana G. Sazykina, Nick A. Beresford
    Pages 267-287
  10. Jim T. Smith, Nick A. Beresford
    Pages 289-305
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 307-310

About this book


The long-term effects of the Chernobyl incident on the environment are still becoming apparent, twenty years after the event. This book, written by two researchers with frontline experience in this field, provides a detailed review of these over a wide range of ecosystems. It also discusses the responses and countermeasures utilised to combat the effects of the accident, as well as considering the health, social, psychological and economic impacts on the human population.

Chernobyl - Catastrophe and Consequences

  • provides a comprehensive assessment of the Chernobyl accident and its long-term consequences
  • draws on the most recent measurements of contamination in the terrestrial and aquatic food chains
  • discusses the sociological consequences of such disasters in detail

This book adds valuable weight to the debate about the environmental cost of nuclear power and the issue of nuclear safety.



Chernobyl Radioecology Radionuclides ecosystem ecosystems environment terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jim T. Smith
    • 1
  • Nicholas A. Beresford
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Ecology and HydrologyWinfrith Technology CentreDorchester DorsetUK
  2. 2.Radioecology Group Centre for Ecology and HydrologyLancaster Environment CentreCumbriaUK

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