The terrible, the beautiful and the ugly in Chornobyl: from the disaster to the laboratory

      To mark the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Chornobyl accident, popular science publishing house “Vikhola” published the book “The Terrible, the Beautiful and the Ugly in Chornobyl: From the Disaster to the Laboratory” by Olena Pareniuk, PhD. Biol. Sc.,. biological of Sciences, senior research associate of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants in co-authorship with Kateryna Shavanova, Phd. Biol. Sc., head of research and development projects in the field of crop production at the Kernel agricultural holding.

     This book tells about the basics of radiation science and the people who develop it in Ukraine. In addition, about the further rethinking of radiation and nuclear safety in the world after the end of the war, and especially legal mechanisms in the prevention of nuclear terrorism due to the precedents of Russia’s occupation of the Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plants.

       The publication of this book was made possible with the support of the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center as part of the Countering Nuclear Disinformation Fellowship Program project. The activities of the organization are designed to promote the ideas of non-proliferation of CBRN-terrorism (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks) through the formation and support of sustainable scientific and technical partnerships. The Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine has become one of such expert partners in the issue of education in the nuclear and radiation industry.

      The authors express their sincere grattitude to the Professor and Academician of the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management of Ukraine (NUBiP) Ihor Gudkov, the Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Agricultural Radiology of the NUBiP Valerii Kashparov, the Head of the scientific department of the Chornobyl Biosphere Reserve Denys Vyshnevskyi, the staff of the Institute for Safety Problems of NPP of the NAS of Ukraine and the Deputy director of the ISP NPP Serhii Paskevych personally for mentoring and inspiration.

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