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About this Digest on the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

  1. Sources for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Sources for this Digest

I was pleased to assist you in this work. I wish to compliment you in your good efforts to clarify issues about the environment.
Dr. Burton Bennett ,
Chairman of the Chernobyl Forum

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from the  "Chernobyl's legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts" of the UN Chernobyl Forum, a leading scientific report produced in 2006 by a large international panel of scientists.

The Levels 1 & 2 were written by Marisa Fernandez in collaboration with the GreenFacts editorial team.

Photo Credits: V. Mouchkin, P. Pavlicek/IAEA, the Ukrainian Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries/Kiev 1991 and the IAEA. The main study image of the powerplant is provided by David McMillan .

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by Marisa Fernandez on 15 November on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Preliminary and Peer review

The second draft of this Digest was produced on 1 February 2006 by Marisa Fernandez after review by the GreenFacts Editorial Team and was pre-reviewed by experts from health and industrial organizations (see our  pre review form) and peer reviewed by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form). Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in April 2006.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board on 12 April 2006.

Press Release

19 Apr. 2006: Chernobyl, 20 years later

21 Apr. 2006: Tchernobyl, 20 ans après / Chernóbil, 20 años después

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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