Chernobyl [E-Book] : Insight from the Inside / by Vladimir M. Chernousenko.
Chernousenko, Vladimir M., (author)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1991
XXIV, 367p. 124 illus. online resource.
englisch
9783642764530
10.1007/978-3-642-76453-0
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Black Rain
  • 1.1 Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • 1.2 Chernobyl
  • 1.3 On the Design of the RBMK Blocks
  • 1.4 The Ukraine
  • 1.5 Politics Versus Rectification
  • 1.6 Byelorussia
  • 1.7 Narodichi
  • 1.8 Criminal Actions
  • 1.9 “Children of Chernobyl”
  • 1.10 The Rectification Program’s Summary of the Situation
  • 1.11 The Chernobyl Union
  • 2. The Explosion
  • 2.1 An Operator Recalls: Explosion — Shock
  • 2.2 The Next Shift on Duty
  • 2.3 Afterwards
  • 3. Who is Really to Blame? — Designer or Staff?
  • 3.1 The RBMK: Design Regulations and Safety System
  • 3.2 Economics — Technology — the Human Factor
  • 3.3 The Six Alleged Infringements of the Reactor Staff
  • 3.4 Conclusions
  • 4. The Zone
  • 4.1 Organizational Structure and Radiation Safety
  • 4.2 Decontamination and Rectification
  • 4.3 Firsthand Accounts
  • 5. The Sarcophagus
  • 6. In the Jaws of Hell
  • 6.1 The Roof of Block 3
  • 6.2 Clean the Chimney Platforms!
  • 6.3 A General Recalls Details of the Battle
  • 7. The Rectifiers: Then and Now
  • 7.1 A Rectifier Speaks Out
  • 7.2 Not Related to Radiation
  • 7.3 The Staff of the Power Station and Others
  • 8. Radiophobia
  • 8.1 The Head of the Regional Civil Defense
  • 8.2 No Panicking!
  • 8.3 The Radiation Situation in Byelorussia
  • 8.4 People’s Dosimetry
  • 9. Hostages
  • 9.1 Individual Life Doses and Safety Risks
  • 9.2 What Can the Dose 35 rem per 70 Years Imply?
  • 9.3 Outlook
  • 10. Beyond the Limit
  • 10.1 Worries and Emotions
  • 10.2 Scientific Data
  • 10.3 A Systematic Survey
  • 11. Doctor, Will I Live?
  • 11.1 Physicians Present Their Observations
  • 11.2 Systematic Blood Tests on Children in Polesskoye
  • 12. Mutants — Foreshadowing a Genetic Disaster?
  • 12.1 Effects on Plants
  • 12.2 Malformation in Farm Animals
  • 12.3 Experimental and Observational Studies
  • 13. Poisoned Waters
  • 14.1 The Problems
  • 13.2 Suggested Solutions
  • 14. Risk — or How Safe is our Safety?
  • 14.1 A History of Safety Standards
  • 14.2 Current Soviet Radiation Safety Standards
  • 15. The Legacy of Chernobyl
  • 15.1 Comments on the Chernobyl Rectification Program
  • 15.2 Suggestions for Modifications and Alternatives
  • 15.3 Outlook
  • 16. Reflections and Photographs
  • Appendixes
  • A. Glossary and Acronyms
  • B. Reactor Technology
  • C. Nuclear Power Plants and Environmental Pollution
  • D. Data of Relevance to Chapters 10 and 11
  • References
  • List of Names
  • List of Maps, Sketches, and Diagrams
  • List of Tables.