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Chernobyl, insight from the inside

Author: V M Chernousenko
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1991.
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Written by a physicist who had first-hand experience of the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl, this book gives his account of events at the reactor as well as the consequences of the disaster.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chernousenko, V.M.
Chernobyl, insight from the inside.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1991
(OCoLC)555787630
Online version:
Chernousenko, V.M.
Chernobyl, insight from the inside.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1991
(OCoLC)609702251
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V M Chernousenko
ISBN: 3540536981 9783540536987 0387536981 9780387536989
OCLC Number: 24628467
Description: xxiii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Black Rain.- 1.1 Hiroshima and Nagasaki.- 1.2 Chernobyl.- 1.3 On the Design of the RBMK Blocks.- 1.4 The Ukraine.- 1.5 Politics Versus Rectification.- 1.6 Byelorussia.- 1.7 Narodichi.- 1.8 Criminal Actions.- 1.9 "Children of Chernobyl".- 1.10 The Rectification Program's Summary of the Situation.- 1.11 The Chernobyl Union.- 2. The Explosion.- 2.1 An Operator Recalls: Explosion - Shock.- 2.2 The Next Shift on Duty.- 2.3 Afterwards.- 3. Who is Really to Blame? - Designer or Staff?.- 3.1 The RBMK: Design Regulations and Safety System.- 3.2 Economics - Technology - the Human Factor.- 3.3 The Six Alleged Infringements of the Reactor Staff.- 3.4 Conclusions.- 4. The Zone.- 4.1 Organizational Structure and Radiation Safety.- 4.2 Decontamination and Rectification.- 4.3 Firsthand Accounts.- 5. The Sarcophagus.- 6. In the Jaws of Hell.- 6.1 The Roof of Block 3.- 6.2 Clean the Chimney Platforms!.- 6.3 A General Recalls Details of the Battle.- 7. The Rectifiers: Then and Now.- 7.1 A Rectifier Speaks Out.- 7.2 Not Related to Radiation.- 7.3 The Staff of the Power Station and Others.- 8. Radiophobia.- 8.1 The Head of the Regional Civil Defense.- 8.2 No Panicking!.- 8.3 The Radiation Situation in Byelorussia.- 8.4 People's Dosimetry.- 9. Hostages.- 9.1 Individual Life Doses and Safety Risks.- 9.2 What Can the Dose 35 rem per 70 Years Imply?.- 9.3 Outlook.- 10. Beyond the Limit.- 10.1 Worries and Emotions.- 10.2 Scientific Data.- 10.3 A Systematic Survey.- 11. Doctor, Will I Live?.- 11.1 Physicians Present Their Observations.- 11.2 Systematic Blood Tests on Children in Polesskoye.- 12. Mutants - Foreshadowing a Genetic Disaster?.- 12.1 Effects on Plants.- 12.2 Malformation in Farm Animals.- 12.3 Experimental and Observational Studies.- 13. Poisoned Waters.- 14.1 The Problems.- 13.2 Suggested Solutions.- 14. Risk - or How Safe is our Safety?.- 14.1 A History of Safety Standards.- 14.2 Current Soviet Radiation Safety Standards.- 15. The Legacy of Chernobyl.- 15.1 Comments on the Chernobyl Rectification Program.- 15.2 Suggestions for Modifications and Alternatives.- 15.3 Outlook.- 16. Reflections and Photographs.- Appendixes.- A. Glossary and Acronyms.- B. Reactor Technology.- C. Nuclear Power Plants and Environmental Pollution.- D. Data of Relevance to Chapters 10 and 11.- References.- List of Names.- List of Maps, Sketches, and Diagrams.- List of Tables.
Responsibility: V.M. Chernousenko.

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