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The Chernobyl Story

Paperback Published: 19th February 2019
ISBN: 9789813228689
Number Of Pages: 188

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In the late April of 1986, the world learned about the quaint town in the Central Ukraine - Chernobyl. The largest nuclear catastrophe in the history of mankind, which affected the lives of millions and millions, had forced the USSR government to take unprecedented actions. One of them was the formation of a cleanup crew from the Army reservists. They were tasked with a titanic chore of cleaning the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from radioactive debris after the explosion of Reactor #4. Sergei Belyakov, then a PhD scientist, volunteered to become one of the many "nuclear jumpers" of that long-forgotten crew. This book sums up his recollections about that nuclear jumper stint. It is written not as a traditional memoir, but as an alloy of personal views and feelings, templated over the information about the Chernobyl disaster from the official sources of those days. It will give the Western readers a chilling sense of the magnitude of the event that brought down the almighty Soviet Union.Readership: People who are interested in the Chernobyl story.

The Beginning: April 26, 1986Havoc in Ukraine"I Volunteer for a Cleanup!" - "Are You Crazy?!"The Arrival: Ghost in WhiteFirst Trip: The Butterflies and the WelderSitting DucksSecond Trip: "Object Pikalov" and the BunkerThird Trip: The RoofNinth Trip: Here Comes the RainThey called it "The War"Thirteenth Trip: Radioactive Dust vs Direct Radiation - Which Is Better?The SarcophagusEighteenth Trip: The Roses and The BiorobotsThe Break: Teterev River FishingNineteenth Trip: The Intern and "The Rabbits"Twenty Third Trip and the WaitingThe End: "We Are the Aliens for Them ..."The Aftermath

ISBN: 9789813228689
ISBN-10: 9813228687
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 19th February 2019
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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