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The Cost of Chernobyl

The total costs including cleanup, resettlement, and compensation to victims has been estimated to be roughly $200 billion. Some facts about Chernobyl:

  • 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated
  • over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled
  • 1.7 million people were directly affected by the disaster
  • the death toll attributed to Chernobyl, including people who died from cancer years later, is estimated at 125,000.

(Source: dailycognition.com)

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