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Geography 2152F/G
Bharat Punjabi

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Chernobyl 372012 102300 AM The Event y Occurred early in the morning like many other technological accidents y Explosion in nuclear reactor during maintenance y The resulting steam explosion destroyed the core of the reactor releasing at least one hundred times the radiation of both atom bombs dripped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki y A deadly radioactive plume soared into the jet stream and blew over Scandinavia easily transgressing political boundaries y Many casualties and health consequences o Immediate toll was 47 pilots and firemen died due to acute radiation poisoning o 4000 people died as a result of radiation poisoning according to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEAAccording to the report most people suffered from self perceived poor health and not real ailmentsBased on official Soviet
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