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NucNet’s Updated ‘Chernobyl Fact File’ Now Online

By David Dalton
21 April 2016

NucNet’s Updated ‘Chernobyl Fact File’ Now Online
The Chernobyl New Safe Confinement. Photo: EBRD

21 Apr (NucNet): NucNet’s Chernobyl Fact File, originally published in February 2006, has been updated ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, which took place on 26 April 1986.

The 24-page publication, which now includes references to the most recent and relevant international studies, provides journalists with a single, comprehensive resource that brings together the facts about Chernobyl, including the reasons for the accident, the aftermath, the health effects and the lessons learned.

The Fact File was researched and written by NucNet journalists and reviewed by a technical board. NucNet also acknowledges the assistance provided by representatives of a number of international organisations in ensuring the overall accuracy and quality of the updated publication.

The publication is designed to help nuclear communications professionals and journalists covering Chernobyl – and nuclear energy in general – understand the reasons behind what happened and the contradictions that have arisen in media coverage of the accident.

NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton said: “The Fact File distils all the research, all the evidence, the countless scientific reports that have been published down the years, and presents a clear picture of the accident and its consequences.”

The Chernobyl Fact File is available to anyone and can be downloaded free of charge in pdf format. Click on the pdf icon above.

For further information e-mail NucNet (info@nucnet.org).

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