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The Chernobyl Disaster (Current Affairs) Paperback – 25 Apr 1988

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd (25 April 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701208163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701208165
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,205,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles W. Pochin on 27 April 2010
Obviously this book was written just after the disaster to jump on the bandwagon, but why 2 authors who do not know what a "watt" is, and seem hopelessly confused about fission have been chosen is a mystery to me.

The subtitle "An unanswerable indictment of nuclear power", is arrant nonsense. Even these clowns list 6 contraventions of the safety code by the staff, with a Soviet reactor design which has, and indeed still has some horrifying defects. They were built without any quality control, by a country without even the necessary building materials, to a minimal budget.

What is true is that the Soviets are not competent to design, and build nuclear reactors.

Three Mile Island was about the worst incident to occur with a Western sophisticted design, again caused by operator arrogance, and maybe that killed 1 person, as opposed to the hundreds, or thousands, the Soviets will not say, who will die as a result of political force being applied to antideluvian technology.
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