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Shutting the system down Chernobyl a chemical explosion that released nearly 520 dangerous radionuclides into the atmosphere. Based on the official reports, near 8,400,000 people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia were exposed to the radiation, which is more than the population of Austria. About 155,000 sq. km of territories in the three countries were contaminated, which is almost half of the total territory of Italy. What acute effects does radiation have? People exposed to a high dose of radiation over a short period show acute effects. These are to be distinguished from so-called late effects, such as tumours or genetic mutations,
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Unformatted text preview: which often only appear decades later. What effects did the accident have on animals? Among domestic animals and agricultural livestock, grazers such as cattle and goats have been especially susceptible to bioaccumulation of radioactivity, in both meat and milk. Moreover, in the forest areas of Belarus it is common for cattle to graze on forest pastures, which are more severely contaminated than meadows. The treatment of people who have been exposed to an effective dose of radiation of 10 Sv and above is very costly and has a low success rate, as was apparent after the Chernobyl accident...
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