By Andrew Leatherbarrow,Elizabeth Petrey
This booklet, the results of 5 years of study, provides an available yet entire account of what fairly occurred. From the determined struggle to avoid a burning reactor center from irradiating japanese Europe, to the self-sacrifice of the heroic males who entered fields of radiation so robust that machines wouldn’t paintings, to the astounding fact concerning the mythical ‘Chernobyl divers’, throughout to the USSR’s ultimate show-trial. The ancient narrative is interwoven with a narrative of the author’s personal spontaneous trip to Ukraine’s still-abandoned urban of Pripyat and the broader Chernobyl Zone.
Complete with over forty five pages of pictures of modern day Pripyat and technical diagrams of the facility station, Chernobyl 01:23:40 is an engaging new account of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
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