Monday, 28 March 2016

April 7th - Chernobyl exclusion zone - 30 years on

April 7th - Bath Geological Society
Chernobyl exclusion zone - 30 years on
Dr. Lorraine Field, British Geological Survey
The world’s worst nuclear disaster took place on the 26th April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the town of Pripyat, in the then Ukrainian SSR. The battle to contain the contamination cost in excess of an estimated 18 billion roubles, and involved over 500,000 workers from across the Soviet Union. There is now a 30 km exclusion zone in effect around the plant. The effects of the disaster were felt far wider than just the Ukraine – it was only in November 2012 that the last of the sheep movement restrictions was lifted in the UK.
Further details of this talk may be found on Bath GS website.
7.30 p.m. BRLSI 16 Queen Square
Everyone welcome - visitors £4 - free refreshments

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