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March 28, 2011, Los Angeles, CA - BACM Research’s has announced the publishing of a new collection of United States government documents related to the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster. The collection includes material from the CIA, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Congress, GAO, and U.S. government foreign press monitoring files.

The thousands of pages of Chernobyl documents can be accessed for free at

The ongoing nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant has renewed interest in past disasters such as Kyshtym, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl.

On Sunday April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, reactor #4 exploded. For the 25 years from 1986 to 2011, this incident has been referred to as the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident. It is still the only incident ranked a 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

These documents give a 25 year overview of the social, environmental, health, and political ramifications of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The 25 year aftermath of Chernobyl may foretell the events that will be experienced by Japan and the world.

Contents of this new document collection includes:


CIA files dating from 1971 to 1991. The files cover the Soviet Union’s atomic energy program; the effect of the Chernobyl accident on the Soviet nuclear power program; and the social and political effects of the accident on the Soviet Union.


U.S. Government foreign media monitoring reports from 1986 to 1992. These reports contain information primarily from Russian and Eastern Block news agency transmissions and broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, television, radio and books. Materials from non-English language sources are translated into English.

The reporting includes firsthand accounts of experiences during all points of the Chernobyl disaster. Topics covering the accident and its aftermath include domestic and international politics, sociological affairs, details of the nuclear plant accident, evacuations, sealing the reactor, cleanup mobilization, health implications, and people returning to region.


DOE reports dating from 1982 to 2009, which were produced or commissioned by the Department of Energy. The agencies and institutions contributing to these reports include Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest Laboratory.


DOD reports dating from 1990 to 2010, which were produced or commissioned by the Department of Defense.

The reports include: Chernobyl Accident Fatalities and Causes; Biomedical Lessons from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident; Nuclear Accidents in the Former Soviet Union Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk and Chernobyl; Retrospective Reconstruction of Radiation Doses of Chernobyl Liquidators by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance; Neurocognitive and Physical Abilities Assessments Twelve Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident; Simulating Wet Deposition of Radiocesium from the Chernobyl Accident; and Radiation Injuries After the Chernobyl Accident Management, Outcome, and Lessons Learned.

The complete collection can be accessed for free at

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