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Anniversary of the Accident at Chernobyl

Photograph of finished “Shelter” at Chernobyl, Ukraine, c. 1990. MS211 Armin Weinberg, PhD papers, TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center.

Sandra Yates
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Thirty-one years ago today on April 26, 1986, the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred. It is considered one of the most catastrophic nuclear accidents in history.
To recognize the anniversary of this event, I’d like to share an item from the Armin Weinberg, PhD papers (MS211). “Accident at Chernobyl NPS and Its Lessons” is a booklet of twenty-four 35mm slides that outlines the events and actions taken after the Chernobyl accident. The booklet was provided to Dr. Weinberg and other international scientists studying the event and the effects of low-dose radiation in the region.

Accident at Chernobyl NPS and Its Lessons, 1990

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This is an exciting time at the McGovern Historical Center as we begin the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project. Working with Dr. Weinberg at Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. William “Jack” Schull, Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, we are expanding on our Atomic Bomb Causality Commission collections to encompass other areas where ionized radiation has affected the world.
For more information about the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project, please visit the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project page on our website.

Image of flyer that provides an overview and images fro the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project of the Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center.
Download the Radiation Effects & Events Archive Project Flyer (PDF).