A report was released on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident for the population and liquidators

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The national report of the Russian Federation, timed to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, says that the medical consequences for people exposed to radiation in 1986 (nuclear power plant) will persist for a long time. The document says about improving efficiency in providing assistance to victims. People

Report “35 years of the Chernobyl accident. The results and problems of overcoming the consequences in Russia ”were prepared by Rosatom, Roshydromet, Rospotrebnadzor and others under the auspices of the Institute for the Problems of Safe Development of Nuclear Energy (IBRAE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. On the other hand, the report states that there has been no evidence of other negative health effects other than thyroid cancer in children that could be attributed to exposure to radiation. From a radiological point of view, the forecasts are positive.

The radiation consequences include morbidity and mortality from leukemia, which manifested itself among the liquidators of the accident in the first 10 years, as well as a high incidence of thyroid cancer among those who were children or adolescents at the time of the accident. This included residents of those places who lived in an area with a pollution density of more than five curies at the time of the incident. Another consequence of exposure to radiation is mortality from diseases of the circulatory systems.

NRED experts believe that the victims will need to receive medical assistance not only in the coming years, but also in the long term.