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IB Geography - Environmental Change: Major pollution event

A guide to information resources on Environmental Change for your year 13 Higher IB Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.

Major pollution event


  • Describe one major pollution event affecting more than one country and examine the consequences of and responses to this event.


On this page we will look at resources about:  

The long-term consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

My Chernobyl Adventure part 2: Fallout Danger

BBC - Chernobyl Disaster revisited in 2011

BBC News reporter Daniel Sandford visits the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 25 years after its occurrence, after being granted rare access to the contaminated reactor block. 

Source: you tube

Chernobyl: A million casualties

"A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. Published by the New York Academy of Sciences, the book, authored by Dr. Alexey Yablokov, Dr. Vassily Nesterenko and Dr. Alexey Nesterenko, examined medical records now available-which expose as a lie the claim of the International Atomic Energy Commission that perhaps 4,000 people may die as a result of Chernobyl." (Source: You Tube)

Useful websites

Nuclear Winter in Chernobyl

Report on the Health Effects of Chernobyl

Report on the Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident

Where is Chernobyl?

Latest news on the Chernobyl nuclear accident

Books in the Senior Library

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EbscoHost database

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Research databases


Other useful databases

Google Scholar

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Google Books

Over 10 million books and magazines can be found in Google books. 

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