Valery Legasov

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Valery Alekseyevich Legasov (Russian: Валерий Алексеевич Легасов; 1 September 1936 – 27 April 1988) was a Soviet inorganic chemist and a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He is known for his work as the chief of the commission investigating the Chernobyl disaster.[1]

Legasov hung himself at his Moscow apartment on 27 April 1988, aged 51.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Associated Press (April 30, 1988). "Chemist, investigator of Chernobyl nuclear accident dies at 51". AP News Archive. Retrieved 26 April 2014. [the official Soviet news agency] Tass said Legasov made a "significant contribution in the working out and realization of immediate measures aimed at liquidating the consequences of the accident."