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Chernobyl Facts & Statistics
Terrible truth about Chernobyl catastrophe

  • Chernobyl accident is equivalent to 500 nuclear bombs used in Hiroshima in 1945.
  • The releases contaminated an estimated 17 million people to some degree.
  • 143,000 people have been evacuated from contaminated areas of Ukraine
  •  600,000 people took part in liquidating effects of the disaster, 100,000 of which already died or are now handicapped
  • Cases of leucosis and thyroid cancer exceed average by 2 and 5 times correspondingly among the Chernobyl victims.
  • There are 1.8 million people residing on the territories of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, which are still defined as contaminated
  • For the 14 years since the disaster 300,000 died in Ukraine alone from the radiation sickness