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Corbis/Sygma (Firm)

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 2 languages and 72 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Environmental television programs  Documentary television programs 
Classifications: TK1362.U38, 363.1
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Most widely held works by Corbis/Sygma (Firm)
The battle of Chernobyl( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat exploded and began spewing radioactive smoke and gas. More than 40,000 residents in the immediate area were exposed to fallout 100 times greater than that from the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan. But the most serious nuclear accident in history had only begun. Based on top-secret government documents that came to light only after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1999, the program reveals a systematic cover-up of the true scope of the disaster, including the possibility of a secondary explosion of the still-smoldering magma, whose radioactive clouds would have rendered Europe uninhabitable. The consequences of this catastrophe continue today, with thousands of disabled survivors suffering from the "Chernobyl syndrome" of radiation-related illnesses, and the urgent need to replace the hastily-constructed and now crumbling sarcophagus over the still-contaminated reactor
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.44 for The battle ... to 0.44 for The battle ...)

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