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.