Radiation Hotspots Resulting From the Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Title

Radiation Hotspots Resulting From the Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Subject

Chernobyl disaster

Description

Map of concentrations of cesium-137 in the areas surrounding Chernobyl. This information wasn't released until three years after the event, meaning that there were whole swaths of people in Russia un aware they were in danger at all, as well as people in Ukraine and Belarus who had been unknowingly living in areas with higher concentrations of cesium-137 than the 30km danger zone.

Source

Handbook of International Economic Statistics 1996

Date

1996

Type

map

Files

chornobyl_radiation96.jpg

Citation

“Radiation Hotspots Resulting From the Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant Accident,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed June 28, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/929.

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