Chernobyl: catastrophe and consequences

Jim Smith, N. Beresford

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    Abstract

    As the debate about the environmental cost of nuclear power and the issue of nuclear safety continues, a comprehensive assessment of the Chernobyl accident, its long-term environmental consequences and solutions to the problems found, is timely. Although many books have been published which discuss the accident itself and the immediate emergency response in great detail, none have dealt primarily with the environmental issues involved. The authors provide a detailed review of the long-term environmental consequences, in a wide range of ecosystems, many of which are only now becoming apparent. They also highlight responses and counter-measures to combat the environmental consequences and discuss health, social, psychological and economic impacts on the human population as well as the long-term effects on biota.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherSpringer
    Number of pages310
    ISBN (Print)3540238662
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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