Chapter III. Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe for the Environment

@article{Yablokov2009ChapterIC,
  title={Chapter III. Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe for the Environment},
  author={Alexey V. Yablokov and Vassily B. Nesterenko and Alexey V. Nesterenko},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1181}
}
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