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Final Warning: The Legacy of Chernobyl

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A startling look at the incident at Chernobyl, from the heroic American doctor who led an international team of doctors there to treat the victims.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1988)
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Erik Graff
Mar 28, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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The reading of this almost ten years after the events described and eight after publication is typical as I find most of my books in used book sales. In any case, other than magazine and newspaper articles, this is the sole book I've read about the Chernoblyl disaster. The primary author, Dr. Gale, was there after the event as a medical coordinator, his speciality being in bone marrow transplantation. Although medical issues are discussed, the book is primarily a narrative account of the event a ...more
The book has three sections, the first gives an overview of Nuclear energy 101, the last section discusses the authors' opinions and suggestions on nuclear policy; however it's the middle section that captured me. Dr. Gale's memoir of working with the Soviet Union right after the disaster is a time capsule of the Cold War. The intensity of the international relations are evident and create ongoing suspense.

I googled information about the nuclear station less than 20 miles from my house the mome
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