Museum of Texas Tech Presents Chernobyl, 25 Years Later – Biological Legacy of a Nuclear Meltdown

The Museum of Texas presents Chernobyl, 25 Years Later—Biological Legacy of a Nuclear Meltdown, in Gallery 2. On view through March 2012.

In 1986, a nuclear meltdown and explosion occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. This exhibition highlights research conducted at Chernobyl by Dr. Robert Baker, Horn Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum, and others. The primary goal of the Chernobyl project is to achieve an understanding of the biological consequences of long-term, chronic exposure to radiation in the environment. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory. –

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