Chernobyl Disaster

Chernobyl Disaster

by Marcia Amidon Lusted

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This title examines an important historic event - the Chernobyl disaster. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the background of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, events leading up to the disaster, responses to the accident, key people involved, and the short-term and long-term effects of the incident on society and the environment. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617589218
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Essential Events Set 6 Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 541,227
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1:23 a.m., April 26, 1986 6

Chapter 2 In the Beginning 14

Chapter 3 Chernobyl's Reactors 24

Chapter 4 It Was Just a Test… 32

Chapter 5 Fires, Confusion, and Chaos 42

Chapter 6 The First Effects 50

Chapter 7 Government Response 58

Chapter 8 The World Finds Out 66

Chapter 9 The Aftermath 76

Chapter 10 The Legacy 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 109

About the Author 112

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