[FoRK] Re: Chernobyl 'likely to kill 4,000'
Mon Sep 5 16:10:15 PDT 2005
- *National Cancer Institute estimate of releases from the Nevada
Tests: * 130 million curies
- *Official iodine-131 release estimate from Chernobyl: * 7.3 million
curies -- decay-corrected to ten days after the start of the accident.
- *Iodine-131 inventory in the Chernobyl reactor on April 26, 1986,
the day the accident started: * approximately 83 million curies.
Official Soviet estimate of fraction released = 20 percent. Release occurred
over the ten day period of the fire from April 26 to May 6, 1986.
- *Rough estimate of actual releases from Chernobyl over the course of
the ten-day fire: * 10 to 15 million curies, assuming a release
fraction of 20 percent. Calculations by IEER, based on NUREG-1250, U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1987.
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