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Chernobyl 30 years on: impact and response


Written by Didier Bourguignon,
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In the early hours of 26 April 1986, an incident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and subsequent explosions released nuclear radioactive material into the atmosphere. Some 600 000 people took part in the containment operations and around 350 000 people were displaced in the years following the accident. Radioactive material was scattered in the vicinity of the plant and over much of Europe.
Thirty years later, Andrei Stsiapanau, Associate Professor at the European Humanities University (Minsk/Vilnius), a leading expert on the impact of Chernobyl on society and politics, particularly in Belarus has examined both …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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