New report examines financial costs of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster

Chernobyl

The Chernobyl accident 30 years ago on April 26, 1986, is the worst disaster in the history of nuclear power generation. Although fewer than 50 deaths have been directly attributed to radiation from the disaster, up to 4,000 people could eventually die of radiation exposure, according to the World Health Organization. A new report by USC … Continue reading New report examines financial costs of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster

Years later, psychological effects of Chernobyl linger

Nearly three decades have passed since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now a new report authored by USC researchers has estimated that millions of people may still be suffering from mental and physical health problems related to the 1986 accident. Researchers Jonathan Samet and Sonny Patel of the Keck School of Medicine of USC published their … Continue reading Years later, psychological effects of Chernobyl linger

Green Cross releases study on long-term psychological consequences of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

via Green Cross — Despite 26 years passing since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, millions of people are still living in dangerous environments, and thousands are suffering health, social and financial impacts, but many governments still consider atomic energy and related technologies as economically efficient and reliable. Findings from a Green Cross-backed study on the psychosocial impacts … Continue reading Green Cross releases study on long-term psychological consequences of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Jonathan Samet via Green Cross: Human impact of Chernobyl disaster

USC Institute for Global Health Director and Green Cross consultant Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S. discusses the human impact of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the challenges that will face affected people for decades to come.

USC Institute for Global Health representatives visit Ukraine for Chernobyl study trip

International leaders gathered in Ukraine this month to learn about the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent healthcare projects led by the global nonprofit Green Cross International. Among them, Jonathan Samet, director of the USC Institute for Global Health, and research associate Sonny Patel met with heads of Green Cross International and visited … Continue reading USC Institute for Global Health representatives visit Ukraine for Chernobyl study trip

26th anniversary of Chernobyl tragedy reminds world of threat posed by nuclear technology

via Green Cross — Despite 26 years passing since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, millions of people are still living in dangerous environments, and thousands are suffering health, social and financial impacts, but many governments still consider atomic energy and related technologies as economically efficient and reliable. Up to 9.9 million people still live in areas with … Continue reading 26th anniversary of Chernobyl tragedy reminds world of threat posed by nuclear technology