The collapse of the USSR caused the same effects as Chernobyl accident regarding land use chang


  • The collapse of the USSR caused the same effects as Chernobyl accident regarding land use chang

    A study conducted by a group of scientists from several universities and research facilities highlights the role of institutions and their changes in shaping land-use and land cover A study recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters concludes that the collapse of the USSR and the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe affected agricultural land abandonment in a comparably drastic way. Studying the 80 km radius cross-border region of Belarus and Ukraine with the aid of satellite data, the authors contrasted the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in its post-meltdown period (1986-1992) with the effects of transition in post-Soviet Belarus and Ukraine after the collapse of the USSR (1992-1999-2006).

    webmasters comment:

    Posting for the map in the article.

    *regarding the text it self, i m amazed how a person with so much right data can draw so many wrong conclusions. The collapse of the USSR meant mainly a colapse in the media blockade. Informed people don't live on radioactive lands if they have the possibility of relocating.

    Source:idw-online.de