Chernobyl The Devastation, Destruction and Consequences of the World's Worst Radiation Accident

By Ian Fitzgerald


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In the early hours of the morning of 26 April 1986, the nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded, unleashing a storm of radioactive material into the atmosphere and contaminating most of Europe with its fallout. It was a disaster on an unprecedented scale.

This is a story of hubris, heroism, and tragedy as engineers, firefighters, doctors, and government officials all worked to contain the impact.

In this fascinating account, Ian Fitzgerald reveals the details of how the accident occurred, the desperate response to the situation, and the investigation and recriminations that followed. He asks what lessons can be learned – and what, if anything, we are doing to make sure it can never happen again.

Category: Genre: History, Non-Fiction sku: 9781398814967

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Weight 11.25 oz
Dimensions 9.25 × 6 × .75 in