Chernobyl Radiation Killed Nearly One Million People

September 3, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Lee Evans for this article from the Environment News Service.
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Nearly one million people around the world died from exposure to radiation released by the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl reactor, finds a new book from the New York Academy of Sciences published today on the 24th anniversary of the meltdown at the Soviet facility.

The book, “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment,” was compiled by authors Alexey Yablokov of the Center for Russian Environmental Policy in Moscow, and Vassily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko of the Institute of Radiation Safety, in Minsk, Belarus.

For full article, visit:
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2010/2010-04-26-01.html


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