It was discovered in the corium produced in the Chernobyl accident, a lava-like glassy material formed in a nuclear meltdown of reactor core 4. Chernobylite is highly radioactive due to its high uranium content and contamination by fission products.
- United States. Joint Publications Research Service; United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service (1991). USSR report: Chemistry. Joint Publications Research Service. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Richard Francis Mould (1 May 2000). Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe. CRC Press. pp. 128–. ISBN 978-0-7503-0670-6. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Valeriy Soyfer "Chernobylite: Technogenic Mineral", Khimiya i Zhizn', No 11, Nov. 1990, p. 12, in Science & Technology USSR: Chemistry. JPRS Report. 27 March 1991. p. 29.
- Pictures of Chernobylite (in Spanish)
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