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5 of the Immediate Effects Chernobyl Caused

Here are some of the immediate effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The vast and rapid explosion meant that there were immediate effects that Chernobyl caused.

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THE WORKERS

THE WORKERS

“Two Chernobyl plant workers died on the night of the accident and a further 28 workers died within a few weeks as a result of acute radiation poisoning.” (World Nuclear Association, 2019)

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RADIOACTIVE RELEASE

RADIOACTIVE RELEASE

“the largest uncontrolled radioactive release into the environment ever recorded for any civilian operation.” (World Nuclear Association, 2019)

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THE SPREAD

THE SPREAD

Rapidly, an immense amount of radioactive substances was in the air which within 10 days had spread to surroundings nations such as Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

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THE AMOUNT

THE AMOUNT

“it is estimated that all of the xenon gas, about half of the iodine and caesium and at least 5% of the remaining radioactive material in the Chernobyl 4 tractor core was released in the accident.” (World Nuclear Association, 2019)

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CROSSING BORDERS

CROSSING BORDERS

“Most gas was released materials as dust and debris, the lighter material was carried by wind” (World Nuclear Association, 2019) over surrounding nations as well as reaching further territory in Scandinavia and Europe.