Livestock Improvement Corporation, Hamilton
The University of Waikato, S.G.03 (S Block, Ground Floor)
The presentation is about the Chernobyl Nuculear Accident and its consequences seen by eyes of an insider and scientist. On 26th April 1986 science was put on test if it can save and/or protect the World from some "outcomes" of its dangerous possession of nuclear power. Belarus appeared to be the greatest victim country of the disaster now known as Chernobyl Nuclear Accident.
Between 60 to 70% of all accident related contamination had fallen inside Belarus' borders. 2.2 million people (almost a quarter of the entire population), 20% of total territory, 20% of forests and up to 25% of the arable lands.
Working in science that time meant my confronting:
- The unique character of the scientific questions aroused by Chernobyl
- The shortage of sufficient knowledge
- The late and inadequate reaction of political and scientific authorities.
There are some pictures, maps, figures and thoughts in the presentation to share with colleagues-scientists.