Green Cross Switzerland, in cooperation with Prof. Jonathan M. Samet, Director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California (USC), presents the first comprehensive report regarding the costs of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The Chernobyl cost report shows the findings of an extensive review of existing literature to obtain a more precise estimate of the financial value of all the negative effects of a reactor accident. This advances the understanding of society’s awareness of the effective costs of nuclear energy, reflecting not only the construction, operation and shutdown of a plant, but also the costs of nuclear disasters. The new report provides an overview of the financial costs of the Chernobyl reactor accident over the past 30 years.


Chernobyl Costs Report 2016 (PDF 744 KB)


A study on the long-term effects of the Chernobyl disaster brings a new perspective on the consequences: In addition to cancer the reactor accident also contributed to non-cancer diseases and neuropsychological effects (Chernobyl-Study 2014) (PDF 1.0 MB)


Chronik 1986 (PDF 64 KB) (PDF 64 KB in German)


Tschernobyl und die Folgen (PDF 2.8 MB in German)


Ernährung in kontaminierten Gebieten (PDF 588 KB in German)


Ernährung in kontaminierten Gebieten (PDF 548 KB in French)


Radiation Hotspots (JPG)

Study Trips

12 November until 23 November 2017 – Over the course of 12 days, we’ll show you the highlights of Vietnam from North to South, accompanied by Maria Vitagliano, director of Green Cross Switzerland’s programme Social Medicine.

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