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Type and effects of the radiation released

More than 40 different radionuclides escaped from the stricken reactor, notably in the first ten days following the accident.

Gorbachev weighs Chernobyl legacy

Mikhail Gorbachev had been Soviet leader for only 13 months when the Chernobyl nuclear accident happened. He describes how the authorities responded and reflects on the lessons from the disaster.

Darina Pustovaya: The right to life

Pripyat school № 1, 3-B class. High bivalves door, painted white. Wooden desks with benches, attached tables to learn small schoolchildren the correct posture and the distance between the lid and sitting table respected in the millimeter.

Version of accident

In October - November, 1989 various aspects of Chernobyl accident have been discussed in details at the First Meeting of International Working Group on heavy accidents and their consequences (Dagomys, USSR). The reason of accident had been unanimously recognized ' "the reactor instability caused by defects of a reactor design, and mode of its operation".

Chernobyl mark on the future. There is a tendency in Ukraine to minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl accident

Constitutional rights of Chernobyl victims are flagrantly violated, consider representatives of Ukrainian Chernobyl People's Party "For the welfare and social protection of people".

Oleg Vekleko: The "4th Block" (Interview for magazine 'Greatis', Moscow, 1991)

I plumped into Chernobyl by means of military call-up. In the USSR all the adult males were army reservists.

Sergii Mirnyi : Chernobyl as a Model Case of an Eco-Disaster

Chernobyl represents a unique possibility to study the general regularities of ecological disasters and their consequences. However, until now this potential seems to to have been under-used.

Progress on problems continues 21 years after Chernobyl accident

Despite delays and rising costs, there has been progress in dealing with the legacy of the April 26, 1986 accident that destroyed Chernobyl-4 and contaminated large areas of surrounding regions, Ukrainian officials said this month.

Wildlife defies Chernobyl radiation

It contains some of the most contaminated land in the world, yet it has become a haven for wildlife - a nature reserve in all but name.
The exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power station is teeming with life.

How to make pictures in Chernobyl

Shooting in Chernobyl: Digital Imaging and Kingston Memory Cards Reveal New Vision for Gerd Ludwig's Return to Chernobyl.