May 7th 2016

Chornobyl: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Presentation and Panel Discussion

Daniel Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH
Director, Environmental Health
Center for Global Health
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Nicholas Hryhorczuk, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Health and Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University

Orest Hrynewych, BSEE, MS Nuclear Engineering, MBA
Registered Nuclear Professional Engineer
General Electric Nuclear Research Facility, CA

On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 am, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit #4 of the nuclear power station at Chornobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The accident and the fire that followed released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment that spread throughout Europe and across the northern hemisphere, including Canada, United States, and the entire world.

Join us in a presentation of Chornobyl: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

• Health effects and impact after 30 years.
• What to do with Chornobyl in the future: Does it have universal value as a dark tourism heritage site?
• The meltdowns at Fukushima and Chornobyl: Comparing and contrasting the causes.

This event is free and open to the public

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