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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- Spring '05
- Livestock, Belarus, Pasture, acute effects, so-called late effects, low success rate