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Chernobyl By the Numbers

2 days: the length of time until the world knew anything about Chernobyl disaster.

600.000 civilian and military personnel (liquidators) were exposed to elevated radiation levels. They were sent in to fight the fire and clean up.

350.000 people were evacuated from the explosion area.

90.000: Chernobyl deth toll (according to Greenpeace)

$2.25 billion (2 billion euros): money being spent to build a long-term shelter over the building containing Chernobyl’s exploded reactor.

200 tons of uranium remain inside the reactor site.

1.838 square miles (4.762 square kilometers): The amount of land around the plant that had to be abandoned

April 26, 1986-2016

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Editor in Chief Mehdi Chourou