TITLE

LIVING WITH RADIATION

AUTHOR(S)
Motavalli, Jim
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
E: The Environmental Magazine;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses nuclear accidents in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and the dangers of radiation due to nuclear exposure. It is reported that there were 60,000 people living in the villages and towns around Chernobyl. The apartment towers were evacuated the day after the explosion, which was considered to be the worst nuclear accident in human history. Despite radiation levels small but determined colonies of farm families remain in some of the villages surrounding the zone. Thyroid cancers are so common in these parts that the scars left at the base of the neck after surgery are known as the "Chernobyl necklace." The article also informs that Americans exposed to low-level radioactivity after the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 have fared much better.
ACCESSION #
25444986

 

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