# The Safety Problems of Nuclear Power. The Lessons of Chernobyl

The problems of nuclear safety as a complex system are considered. It is shown that the reliability and safety of a nuclear power plant determined does not only reliable structures of the main equipments and qualification of the staff, but especially strict compliance with the priorities of the Security over the economic, political and other factors. Failure to observe this principle has become a real cause of several accidents in the global nuclear power industry, accompanied by the release of radionuclides into the environment. The lessons of Chernobyl remain unlearned, what confirmed the accident at the Fukushima-1 in Japan. The most important of these is the readiness to respond and protect the public, and not only from radiation, but also from a psychological stress.

For specialists in the field of nuclear and radiation safety, radiobiology, ecology, environment, agriculture, graduates and university students.

##### Authors:

B. S. Prister
O. O. Kliuchnykov
V. M. Shestopalov
V. P. Kuhar

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