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East Europe: Critical Encounters
"The Great Chernobyl Acceleration: Environment and Health in the Nuclear Age."

Kate Brown, MIT

What do we know about the Chernobyl disaster? Working through Soviet archives, historian Kate Brown argues that to call Chernobyl an “accident” is to sweep aside the decades of radiation exposure that rained down on the globe during the period of nuclear testing. Instead of a one-off accident, Brown argues that Chernobyl was a point of acceleration on a timeline of radioactive contamination that continues to this day.

Oct 22, 2021 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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