The chornobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent creation of a wildlife preserve

  title={The chornobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent creation of a wildlife preserve},
  author={Robert J. Baker and Ronald K. Chesser},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
  • R. Baker, R. Chesser
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
To the Editor: Following a recent research expedition to the Chornobyl region, a U.S. Department of Energy official asked us to assess the ecological impacts of the April 1986 Chornobyl disaster on populations of animals. We replied that, although a quantitative assessment is difficult, the net ecological impact has been positive. After a long pause, the perplexed official asked how it could be possible that the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, releasing between 100 and 200… 
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