Chernobyl: 5 Things You Did not Know

This catastrophe is still only assigned to the 7th level of danger.

Probably, almost everyone knows that the Chernobyl accident - a disaster that can be called global. But few know that this accident is considered to be the largest man-made disaster, which is assigned the seventh level on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
This scale is in fact similar to the Richter scale, estimating the earthquake, and as already mentioned, is designed to assess nuclear accidents and catastrophes. Levels seven: zero, the first (weak deviation from the normal background), second (incident without external impacts), the third (minimum external impact), the fourth (secondary external influence to the reaction of the public), fifth (moderate problems with reactor) sixth (continuous external influence), seventh (local disaster with global implications).
Belarus received 70% of radioactive contamination from Chernobyl.

Yes, not Ukraine, namely Belarus suffered the most. Fifth (!) Of farmland in this country is considered to be weakly infected, and hundreds of thousands of people have felt the effects of radiation poisoning. They began mass cases of leukemia and thyroid cancer, plus have become very common variety of cardiovascular diseases.

In economic terms, the loss of Belarus is approximately $ 235 billion (!) Dollars.

Radioactive fallout, even in Ireland.

Not in vain this disaster received the seventh level - indeed, the explosion of the reactor №4 followed by the release of radioactive material had global implications. After a while, all over Europe and even in Ireland radioactive rain fell.

According to the British Ministry of Health, 369 farms and 200 thousand sheep still carry traces of contamination. However, in 1986 the number of sheep reached 4 million.

Until now, the compensation paid to 7 million people.

Various benefits and compensation in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are still paid 7 million people in these countries. In Ukraine, the cost of the payment of "Chernobyl" are from 5 to 7 percent of social benefits. Belarus - 6, 1%. However, these benefits still has little to do with the actual assistance needed by the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

About 97% of the radioactive material of the 4th reactor is in a crumbling sarcophagus.

Chernobyl liquidators quickly built up a reliable time for the sarcophagus, which prevented further spread of radioactive substances from the reactor. Soviet authorities were going to be replaced in 20 years for a new sarcophagus. However, as we all know, "things are there." Now gradually destroyed the sarcophagus, its surface is covered with cracks, the width of which is enough to rat snuck inside.

In order to build a new sarcophagus require over $ 2 billion. In Ukraine there is no money, and other countries are in no hurry to allocate funds.


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