Chernobyl pp 101-128 | Cite as

The Zone

  • Vladimir M. Chernousenko

Abstract

The Ministry of Mechanical Engineering (MinSredMash), the ministry which designed the dangerous RBMK nuclear power blocks, and the entire Soviet Union, were not prepared for a catastrophe like Chernobyl. (Are others better prepared?) There was no clear plan of emergency action and none of the necessary technical instruments and robots. There was no professionally trained Emergency Team that could quickly localize such large-scale radiation pollution and effectively deal with it.

Keywords

Dust Graphite Geochemistry Radionuclide Burial 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir M. Chernousenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKievUSSR

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