Chornobyl. 30 Years. What Comes Next?


Chornobyl accident, RBMK, nuclear safety, emergency response, Shelter, ChNPP decommissioning, Exclusion Zone, management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, management of post-Chornobyl activity

How to Cite

Kopchinsky, G., Skaletsky, Y., & Shteinberg, N. (2016). Chornobyl. 30 Years. What Comes Next?. Nuclear and Radiation Safety, (1(69), 51-56.


We are on the threshold of the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl NPP accident. Thirty years are a considerable period enough to neutralize tragic consequences of the Second World War, including recovery of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, are we effective in overcoming consequences of the Chornobyl accident? Have we managed to do everything possible? Why do we sometimes hesitate, and sometimes procrastinate? Is everything being done properly? Is everything being understood in a right way? How adequate and effective are those initial assumptions based on which we formed and still form approaches to solution of Chornobyl challenges?

It is not easy to give clear and unambiguous answers to these questions. The authors of the paper set out their vision of the situation and give suggestions to enhance searching of efficient ways to overcome accident consequences.


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