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Chernobyl Disaster, 1986

IB DP Geography
       
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Geography Starter

Starter

 
 
 
Geography Activities

Activities

 

Produce a case study of the Chernobyl Disaster, 1986.

FOCUS POINT: Human-induced hazard events are affected by natural environmental conditions. Ensure you can describe how 'natural environmental conditions' - such as the weather - affected the consequences - such as the fallout cloud.

 
Where did it happen?

Where did it happen?

 
  • A written description of the location.
  • A map of the location including points of geographical interest.
  • Can you produce a sketch map of the location?
 
When did it happen?

When did it happen?

 
  • Date.
  • Time (local).
  • Duration.
  • Include the sequence of events to show the speed of onset and the pace of management and recovery.
 
Why did it happen?

Why did it happen?

 
  • A brief outline to why this human-induced hazard occurred.
 
Who was affected by it happening?

Who was affected by it happening?

 
  • What were the effects/consequences of the hazard event?
  • Categorize the effects/consequences as being [SEEP]:
      • Social
      • Economic
      • Environmental
      • Political

FOCUS POINT: Human-induced hazard events are affected by natural environmental conditions. Ensure you can describe how 'natural environmental conditions' - such as the weather - affected the consequences - such as the fallout cloud.

 
The continental scale of the Chernobyl accident
 
 
Chernobyl.info
Health Effects of Chernobyl in the European Union PowerPoint
 
The Guardian
Guardian: Effects of Chernobyl explained [12 May 2009]
 
The Guardian
Guardian: Britain's farmers still restricted by Chernobyl nuclear fallout [12 May 2009]
 
Milwaukee Journal
Milwaukee Journal via Google News: Fluke winds carried Chernobyl Fallout to Scandinavia [2 May 1986]
 
What happened?

What happened?

 
  • Describe the management of the hazard event - before, during and after?
  • Planning, preparation, prediction, hazard mapping, evacuation, warnings.
  • Help with recovery, aid - local, regional and international, role of NGOs.
  • Finally - produce a one paragraph summary of the hazard event.
 
Geography Review
Homework

Review and Homework Task

 
Explain the reasons for the occurrence and severity of a specific human-induced hazard event that you have studied. [10 Marks]
 

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