The History of A Nuclear Catastrophe

Book - 2018 | First edition: May 2018.
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April 26, 1986. Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. Plokhy tells the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, and in doing so traces the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Edition: First edition: May 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781541617094
Branch Call Number: 363.17990947 PLOKH
Characteristics: xvi, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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