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The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl

Author: Olga Kuchinskaya
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: Infrastructures series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe. Belarus, at the time a Soviet republic, suffered heavily: nearly a quarter of its territory was covered with long-lasting radionuclides. Yet the damage from the massive fallout was largely imperceptible;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Kuchinskaya
ISBN: 9780262027694 0262027690
OCLC Number: 904801986
Description: xii, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Articulating the signs of danger --
The work of living with it --
Waves of Chernobyl invisibility --
Twice invisible --
No clear evidence --
Setting the limits of knowledge --
Conclusion --
Appendix : data and methodology.
Series Title: Infrastructures series.
Responsibility: Olga Kuchinskaya.

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Lessons from the massive Chernobyl nuclear accident about how we deal with modern hazards that are largely imperceptible.  Read more...

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