Midnight in Chernobyl

Ten out of Ten for this book which examines the Soviet mindset, and political ineptitude that led to Europe’s biggest ever Nuclear disaster.

Higginbotham goes further than simply reporting the facts, he also delves into the characters, and exposes the ongoing poluution across Europe that most of us will have forgotten.

As a quick visual guide to the ongoing impact imagine the county of Norfolk.

Got it?

Well 34 years after Reactor No.4 blew up that’s how big the no go zone is in Ukraine/Belarus.

You’re unlikely to read this book and come away thinking Nuclear fuel is the key to our energy needs.

Mind you there is mention of micro-nuclear plants in every city!

Scary.

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