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Yaroshinska, Alla
Chernobylʹ 20 let spust︠i︡a. English
Chernobyl : crime without punishment / Alla A. Yaroshinskaya ; [translated from Russian by Sergei Roy]
Alternate Title Chernobyl 25 years later
Chernobyl twenty-five years later
New Brunswick (U.S.A.) : Transaction Publishers, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  TK1362.U38 Y365 2011    DUE 01-15-15
Subject(s) Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Environmental aspects
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Social aspects
Radioactive pollution -- Ukraine -- Chornobylʹ Region
Subject Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991
Physical Description xxi, 388 p. ; 24 cm
Contents Life weighed on Chernobyl scales -- Rudnya-Ososhnya: a deception zone -- "Halt! Life hazard!" -- Brainwashing in Zhitomir -- Voices crying in the parliamentary wilderness -- "Top secret: ban Chernobyl theme!" -- Crime without punishment -- The cover-up -- Byzantium in the Kremlin -- Dissident experts -- "The monster is huge, massive, and barking!" -- Reactor 'round our neck -- Did Chernobyl babies smoke? -- Korosten, Luginy, and all the rest -- "I only dipped my finger in the milk!" -- Warning signs from the Urals -- Secret records of the Kremlin -- The enemy uses poison-tipped needles -- Mikhail Gorbachev: "you are wrong!" -- Guilt established--but no trials -- Cesium, curies, and cover-up -- "Curtains of fog and iron" -- Scientific shell game -- Who stole Chernobyl's green meadows?
Summary Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers describing the aftereffects of the disaster have been translated from Russian into English or distributed in the West. This is now remedied, with the publication of this definitive volume, based on original sources, and originally published in Russian. The author describes the human side of the disaster, with firsthand accounts by those who lived through the world's worst public health crisis. This is an account of events by a reporter who defied the Soviet bureaucracy. The author presents an accurate historical record, with quotations from all the major players in the Chernobyl drama. She also provides unique insight into the final stages of Soviet communism. She describes actions after the disaster: how authorities built a new city for Chernobyl residents but placed it in a highly polluted area. She also details the actions of the nuclear lobby inside and outside the former Soviet Union. Bringing the book into the twenty-first century, the author reviews the latest medical data on Chernobyl people's health from the affected countries and from independent investigations; and states why there has been no trial of top officials who covered up Chernobyl and its disastrous consequences
Alternate Author Bertell, Rosalie, 1929-
Ehrle, Lynn

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