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Examining Long-Term Radiation Effects: The Chernobyl Perspective

  • David Marples

On April 4, 2009, SPICE co-sponsored a high school teachers' workshop with Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) called "Examining Long-Term Radiation Effects: Case Studies of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the Chernobyl Power Plant Thermal Explosion." The workshop featured two scholars and reflections by an atomic bomb survivor. SPICE staff also introduced its curriculum unit of the same title. The workshop was funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI) and the NCTA.

In this video, David Marples, Director of the Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine at the Canadian Institute of Ukranian Studies, presents a background perspective of Chernobyl from the past 20 years.