Ten years after Chernobyl: what do we really know?

By: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Contributor(s): World Health Organization (WHO)Language: English Publisher: Viena: IAEA, WHO, 1996Description: 24 p. ilustraciones., cuadrosSubject(s): Energía Nuclear | Contaminación RadioactivaDDC classification: 333.792.4
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The accident was by far the most devastating in the history of nuclear power. Emergency workers were exposed to high doses of radiation, the surrounding population to far less. An increased number of radiation - related thyroid cancers is now evident. Other than thyroid cancer, long term health impacts from radiation have not been detected. Severe enviromental impacts were short - term. Low - level radiactive contamination will persist for decades...
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The accident was by far the most devastating in the history of nuclear power. Emergency workers were exposed to high doses of radiation, the surrounding population to far less. An increased number of radiation - related thyroid cancers is now evident. Other than thyroid cancer, long term health impacts from radiation have not been detected. Severe enviromental impacts were short - term. Low - level radiactive contamination will persist for decades...

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