The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

 

The Pripyat amusement park in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo by Jason Rogers from Flickr

In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, international agencies dismissed local doctors’ warnings about a ‘public health catastrophe’ in order to suppress scandal over nuclear tests carried out by the West since the 1950s. This is the conclusion reached by Kate Brown, in her new book ‘Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future’. Here, she talks to Aro Velmet about the secret history of radiation and what Chernobyl means in the era of climate change.

Source: The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

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