Chernobyl: A Policy Response Study

Segerstahl B (1991). Chernobyl: A Policy Response Study. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3-540-53465-2

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Abstract

This book reports on how regions, countries, and Europe as a continent responded to the Chernobyl accident. The responses of society to traumatic disasters which change the whole pattern of life on a continent for an extended time period are discussed.

"It is highly important to talk about Chernobyl. This accident should not become taboo, an isolated freak occurrence that never should have happened and that should be ignored. Such social amnesia is a risky outcome of the credibility crisis. To reduce this risk, effort should be made to ask important questions: Can we realize all the implications of the accident at Chernobyl? Can we be better prepared for the next occurrence?" This scientific study is coauthored by a group of prominent scientists from several European countries, who had as their common goal a wish to give a lucid view of the status of scientifically validated knowledge on the risk responses in Europe after Chernobyl.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Risk, Modeling, Policy (RMP)
Bibliographic Reference: Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany [1991]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3478

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