||Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC. ;Department of Energy, Washington, DC. ;Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. ;Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
The report presents the compilation of information obtained by various organizations regarding the accident (and the consequences of the accident) that occurred at Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl in the USSR on April 26, 1986. Each organization has independently accepted responsibility for one or more chapters. The various authors are identified in a footnote to each chapter. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the report. Very briefly the other chapters cover: Chapter 2, the design of the Chernobyl nuclear station Unit 4; Chapter 3, safety analyses for Unit 4; Chapter 4, the accident scenario; Chapter 5, the role of the operator; Chapter 6, an assessment of the radioactive release, dispersion, and transport; Chapter 7, the activities associated with emergency actions; and Chapter 8, information on the health and environmental consequences from the accident. These subjects cover the major aspects of the accident that have the potential to present new information and lessons for the nuclear industry in general.