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Chernobyl 1986 : an explosion at nuclear power station

Author: Vic Parker
Publisher: Oxford : Raintree, 2006.
Series: When disaster struck.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1980s nuclear power provided electricity for much of the Soviet Union. Timelines, a glossary, ideas for research, and suggestions for future reading are included in this gripping read about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vic Parker
ISBN: 1406202851 9781406202854
OCLC Number: 225268862
Description: 56 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Explosion at a nuclear power station: Chernobyl explodes --
Disaster waiting to happen: Why was Chernobyl built? --
What is nuclear power? --
Danger of nuclear power --
Disaster strikes: Running tests --
Heading into danger --
Shocking accident --
Fighting the fire --
Life as usual --
Evacuation --
Emergency around the world: Radiation spreads --
Threat in Europe --
No warning in the USSR --
Around the world --
End of the fire --
Cleaning up after the disaster: Liquidators --
Cleaning up the land --
Lasting effects of the disaster: Investigating the cause --
Political and financial costs --
Health costs --
Chernobyl is shut down --
Could it happen again?: Future of energy supplies --
Nuclear power around the world --
Timeline --
Glossary --
Finding out more --
Index.
Series Title: When disaster struck.
Responsibility: Vic Parker.

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