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Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

Higginbotham, Adam, author

April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world's perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet's delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. The full story of the events that started that night in the control room of Reactor No.4 of the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant has never been told - until now. Through two decades of reporting, new archival information, and first-hand interviews with witnesses, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Bantam Press, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Adam Higginbotham
ISBN: 0593076834, 9780593076835
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Illustration on lining papers.
Physical Description: xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Industry.; Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.