Aim of this lesson
To be able to describe one major pollution event affecting more than one country and examine the consequences of and responses to this event. View together ‘’It happened in Chernobyl’ Part 1 and Part 2 - discuss http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b11aWXkehtY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwMdh2SZ5-k&feature=player_embedded Using -
* Consequences in more than one country http://www.grida.no/graphicslib/detail/the-continental-scale-of-the-chernobyl-accident_12e3 * The Torch report http://www.chernobylreport.org/?p=summary * THE GUARDIAN – Affects of Chernobyl explained http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/12/effects-chernobyl-uk-farmers
1. Annotate an outline map of Europe (enlarged to A3 size) with the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster. Try and include impacts in at least 4 different countries and for a range of time scales.
1. Complete the table with as much detail as you can -
Responses to the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster at a range of scales| Short-Term| Long-Term| National [within Russia / Ukraine]| * People must be evacuated from area * Many “instant” deaths from radiation poisoning * Later deaths from radiation poisoning * Deadly radiation poisoning from nuclear fallout/radioactive cloud spreading * Widespread panic and fear| * Radioactive land becomes uninhabitable for many years * Birth defects in the generation after the incident due to lingering radiation poisoning in gametes * Distrust of nuclear power as a renewable energy source * Radiation poisoning causes health problems in the future| International| * Deadly radiation poisoning from nuclear fallout/radioactive cloud spreading * Widespread panic and fear| * Birth defects in the generation after the incident due to lingering radiation poisoning in gametes * Distrust of nuclear power as a renewable energy source|