Chernobyl After the Apocalypse
On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., the fourth reactor of the Ukrainian power plant of Chernobyl exploded. Fourteen years after the tragedy, the nuclear power plant still functions and poses a greater and greater threat each day. Its closing in December 2000 promises worldwide media coverage. Through a series of testimonies from the director of the power plant, engineers, firemen who were present at the time of the catastrophe, and Eugenie, a teenage girl struck by thyroid cancer, this book recounts the human experience of this tragic event. Philippe Coumarianos offers a compelling reflection on the ecological and human risks involved with nuclear energy.
Philippe Coumarianos : Journalist Philippe Coumarianos is chief correspondent in Kiev for l'Agence France Presse.