The Chernobyl Disaster

Maxine Peterson (Editor)

Series: Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research
BISAC: TEC028000

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The massive release of radioactive material at the Chernobyl accident in 1986 led to widespread radiation exposure, in particular to people evacuated from the settlements near the reactor and workers involved in the clean-up operations, and also to several millons living in contaminated regions in Russia, Belorus and Ukraine. This book provides current research on the Chernobyl disaster. Chapter One discusses the artistic treatment of Chernobyl where the problem of apophasia arises. Chapter Two reviews the general tendencies of dynamics of frequencies of congenital malformations in the territories polluted by radioactive Chernobyl radionuclides. Chapter Three discusses the impact of low doses of radiation. Chapter Four discusses the long term consequences of atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons and Chernobyl disaster on the territory of South Bohemia in Czech Republic. Chapter Five studies the stress adaptation of microscopic fungi from around the Chernobyl atomic energy station. The final chapter is a short commentary on the radiation and risk of hematological malignancies in the Chernobyl clean-up workers. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Speaking of the Unspeakable: Regarding the Aesthetics of ‘Chernobyl’
Olena Kuprina (Department of Slavic Studies, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)

Chapter 2. Congenital Malformations at the Chernobyl Territories and Among Posterity of Liquidators: A Review
A.V. Korsakov, A.V. Yablokov and E.V. Geger (Bryansk State Technical University, The Department of Safety and Chemistry, Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Bryansk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 3. Chernobyl and New Knowledge about the Impact of Low Doses of Radiation
E. B. Burlakova, A. M. Grodzinskiy, K. H. Loganovsky, T. A. Mousseau, A. P. Moller, M. V. Naboka, and B. M. Shestopalov (Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 4. Case Study: Long Term Consequences of Atmospheric Tests of Nuclear Weapons and Chernobyl Disaster on Territory of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Diana Marešová, Eduard Hanslík, Eva Juranova, and Barbora Sedláøová (Department of Radiology, T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i., Podbabská, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 5. Stress Adaptation of Microscopic Fungi from Around of Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station
Tatiana Belozerskaya and Natalya Gessler (A. N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Federal Center of Biotechnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 6. Radiation and Risk of Hematological Malignancies in the Chernobyl Clean-up Workers: A Review of Recent Literature Short Communication
Jon-Magnus Tangen (Norwegian National Unit for CBRNE Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, PB, Nydalen, Norway)

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