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but it looks to me that there were only a few hundred people that were actually going into the reactor to do the "emergency work"
The people who were trying to extinguish the fire were referred to as 'biorobots' because they were working in the places where machines turned out to be useless. Thirty of Chernobyl liquidators died on the spot, hundreds of others suffered from cancer afterwards
Over 650,000 liquidators helped in the cleanup of the Chernobyl disaster in the first year.
Liquidators/Biorobots is the name given in the former USSR to approximately 800,000 people who were in charge of the removal of the consequences of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl disaster on the site of the event.
Fair enough. Perhaps they thought having 800,000 rather than 800 would minimize exposure to each individual?
The additional issue is that if the ground water is irradiated it can spread the contamination to other water supplies, which is probably the real worry atm.
Originally posted by Fiberx
reply to post by FEDec
No way to make a legit guess at that from my bed room. hehe
If we look at what happened in the hydrogen explosions that have occurred already we can get an idea of the potential. The additional issue is that if the ground water is irradiated it can spread the contamination to other water supplies, which is probably the real worry atm.
Originally posted by trailertrash
reply to post by redgreen
No. A fusion reaction cannot be started under these circumstances.