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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Chernobyl accident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It is difficult to accurately tally the number of deaths caused by the events at Chernobyl, as most of the expected deaths are from cancer, have not yet actually occurred, and are difficult to attribute specifically to the accident.
The IAEA notes that, while the Chernobyl accident released as much as 400 times the radioactive contamination of the Hiroshima bomb, it was 100 to 1000 times less than the contamination caused by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the mid-20th century.
The Chernobyl Shelter Fund was established in 1997 at the Denver G7 summit to fund the Shelter Implementation Fund.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Chernobyl_accident   (5434 words)

  
 Chernobyl - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ten miles (16 km) to the north, in the town of Pripyat, is the Chernobyl nuclear power station, site of the worst nuclear reactor disaster in history.
On Apr. 25, 1986, during an unauthorized test of one of the plant's four reactors, engineers initiated an uncontrolled chain reaction in the core of the reactor after disabling emergency backup systems.
One Chernobyl reactor remained in operation until Dec., 2000, when the complex was shut down.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/Chernoby   (275 words)

  
 Chernobyl - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and congenital malformations in Europe.
In observance of 20th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, General Assembly reflects on suffering of victims, heroism of responders, lessons learned; Acting Assembly President Stresses Importance of Safe Use of Nuclear Power, Credible Information in Event of Crises, Public Participation in Decision-Making.
Chernobyl fallout; time to dispel the nuclear cloud.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Chernoby.asp   (546 words)

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