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Ground deposition of 137Cs after the Chernobyl accident
The Chernobyl nuclear accident was a devasting catastrophe with effects measurable over a huge distance. This map shows areas that have elevated levels of cesium 137 in Nordic area, in the years after the Chernobyl accid...
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
No shelter - refugees, sanitation and slums
In the face of any calamity we instinctively take refuge under a roof. This is little use against a chemical or nuclear accident, but for many there is no other resort. The number of people currently living in shanty tow...
01 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The continental scale of the Chernobyl accident
The accident involving reactor meltdown and massive release of radioactivity occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant situated seven kilometres south of the Ukraine- Belarus border, at the confluenc...
01 Nov 2007 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal