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AZURE DUST (English Subtitles)

  • Saint Paul University Amphitheatre 223 Main Street Ottawa Canada (map)

Monday, April 18, 7-30 PM
Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street

AZURE DUST
GUIDE TO CHORNOBYL

Personal Stories of the Survivor
Documentary film, 65 min
Dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl catastrophe


In Latin Cesium means azure, sky-blue. It was this azure dust that contaminated the whole Chornobyl Zone and ruined thousands of lives. With each year the dust becomes less radioactive. When one wants to tell how much longer Chornobyl will remain contaminated with radiation, they say “the half-life period for the radioactive elements is so-and-so”.

The 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster is a unique date in such a way that this year ends the half-life period for cesium-137, which is the principal contaminant in the Zone. The lion’s share of the radiation in the Zone comes from cesium. And now this thirty-year-long half- life completes.