Housing Chernobyl Relocatees

by William H. Claire,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Housing America in the Twenty-First Century


The April 1986 explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Reactor 4 in northern Ukraine Commonwealth spread nuclear contamination assisted by southerly winds across hundreds of miles to the north of the Plant. The contamination is life threatening for 25 miles (33 kilometers) in all directions from Reactor 4 and a serious problem for most of the southern Byelorus (BR) Commonwealth (see Figure 1). The population of BR is estimated at 11,000,000 of which 3,000,000 are adversely effected by the Chernobyl accident of which at least a million were hastily relocated temporarily in southern BR.

Subject Headings: Housing | Power plants | Nuclear power | Developing countries | Pollution | Light rail transit | Accidents | Hazardous substances | Ukraine | Europe

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