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Friday, September 7, 2007

Some Useful Links on Chernobyl

http://www.chernobyl.info/index.php - Here is a good website of interest when it comes to information about Chernobyl, available in English, Russian and German. The site is positioned as a source of independent information on Chernobyl disaster concequences, ongoing event etc.

http://chernobyl.undp.org/english/ - UN page on Chernobyl. There you can find links to several international documents like UN studies and recomendations to governments of affected countries, could be worth considering :)

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.htm Chernobyl accident by World Nuclear Association, includes detailed information like Chernobyl-type reactor drawing and detailed explanation of what happened and how.

http://www.chernobyllegacy.com/ This site was produced for the 20th anniversary of the world's biggest nuclear accident and aims to draw lessons from “Chernobyl”. - Touches upon the issue of Chernobyl myth in the media - quite a curious number of article selected here - http://www.chernobyllegacy.com/index.php?cat=3&sub=8 . Looks alternative to what is mostly written about Chernobyl in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine where information sources tend to play on emotions more then facts (although, why not balancing both? Easy to write on a problem when it does not touch you directly :))

http://www.greenfacts.org/en/chernobyl/index.htm - Collection of Chernobyl facts.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nucene/cherno.html -Some interesting diagrams and facts on Chernobyl.


MarkR said...

I personally visited the Chernobyl area for two days in June 2006 with a friend and former resident of Pripyat. We toured the Chernobyl Plant (including the Reactor 4 control room), several of the abandoned villages, and Pripyat. I have posted a photo journal of my trip at:

My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster

Chernobyl_hedgehog said...

Hi, and thank you for the link! Myself I had similar experience from the Belarusian side of the zone as a translator for American and Japanese journalists, and also have been to Chernobyl and Slavutych several times - it's always interesting to compare the experience, for this place looks different for all people who visit it. I was impressed mostly by silence. Not a single sound around when you stand out in a polluted town or village. Life and time has left this place. Was some kind of fear of some unseen force killing everyone around like in a horror movie... Just like that in your pictures. God help things like that never happen again.