Chernobyl pp 143-156 | Cite as

In the Jaws of Hell

  • Vladimir M. Chernousenko


It was September 1986. Public dis-information reached its highest level. The attention of the whole world was focused on the Special (10-km) Zone. Many people had already died and were buried in lead graves in the Mitinsk cemetery near Moscow. The press reported that we had managed to overcome the consequences of the disaster very speedily, yet, it was the time when we were just entering the high radiation fields: 1000, 2000, … 4000 rem per hour. Such were the radiation levels that we encountered in early September 1986 on the roof of Block 3.


Radiation Level Fire Brigade Command Post Ferroconcrete Slab Protective Gear 
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  1. 6.1
    N.D. Tarakanov: Chernobylskie zapiski ili razdymaya o nravstvennocti, ( Voenizdat, Moscow 1989 ) p. 208Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir M. Chernousenko
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKievUSSR

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