(GRS 121) Tschernobyl - Ten Years After


The accident in the Ukrainian nuclear power plant at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 brought along great harm for many people. There were immediate damages and consequential burdens for human beings, the environment and the economy over long distances. The Soviet Union and later on its succession states Russia, the Ukraine and Belorussia have made great efforts to limit the worst consequencec of the accident.Even in the 10th year after the accident there remains a lot to be done. The long-term reconstruction of the Chernobyl site must be started On. The affected population of the Ukraine, Rucsia and Belorussia still urgently requires help. The radioecological and health consequences must be collected more systematically than before to help more effectively. The safety of all Soviet-type reactors must be irnproved further, especially as a short-term, premature closure even of older plants is hardly to be expected.