Chernobyl

Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies

Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety–building in more warnings and safeguards–fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system …

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Fukushima Daiichi TEPCO Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Comprehensive Coverage of Every Aspect of the Worst Nuclear Crisis Since Chernobyl (DVD-ROM)

This comprehensive DVD-ROM provides complete coverage of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Every aspect of the accident from the moment it began on March 11, 2011 following the Great East Japan Earthquake is fully chronicled. This magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the subsequent tsunami caused …

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The decade of despair. (how the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown has affected Russian life)(Cover Story): An article from: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

This digital document is an article from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, Inc. on May 1, 1996. The length of the article is 6335 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in …

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Memories of a Meltdown: An Egyptian Between Moscow and Chernobyl (Modern Arabic Literature)

In the spring of 1986, Mohamed Makhzangi, an Egyptian doctor, was studying in Kiev. As a result, like thousands of others he found himself living a nuclear nightmare when the Chernobyl plant had a catastrophic meltdown. Blending the realism of journalism with the emotional resonance of fiction, Makhzangi conveys the quiet but steadily mounting atmosphere …

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The Legacy of Chernobyl

“A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant’s primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated.” —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment …

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Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy. Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the …

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Chernobyl Ten Years On, Radiological and Health Impact. An Appraisal (UKRAINE RADIATION REPORT)

Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety–building in more warnings and safeguards–fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system …

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One reason why Fukushima is not Chernobyl: seafood.(GUEST COLUMN): An article from: Canadian Chemical News

The three major nuclear power plant accidents – Fukushima Daiichi in 2011, Three Mile Island in 1979, and Chernobyl in 1986 – are fully covered in this authoritative collection of official reports, with over 1,300 pages. Fukushima Accident: This thorough compilation of official information and documents includes material from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the …

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Memories of a Meltdown: An Egptian Between Moscow And Chernobyl (Modern Arabic Writing)

In the spring of 1986, Mohamed Makhzangi was living in Kiev, an Egyptian doctor studying in the Ukraine. As a result, he–like thousands of other–found himself living a nuclear nightmare when the Chernobyl plant had a catastrophic meltdown. Despite numerous failsafe protections, human error sent massive quantities of deadly radiation into the serene spring of …

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