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EVALUATION OF THE HEALTH CONDITION OF CHILDREN RESIDING IN THE CHERNOBYL ZONE IN BELARUS
Yu.l. Bandazhevsky
Gomel State Medical Institute During the entire period of its existence the Gomel Medical Institute has been carrying out intensive studies of the problem of radiation effects upon the human organism. The health condition of many thousands of children and adults has been investigated, the results of immunological, hematological and biochemical studies have been evaluated, the morphological and structural condition of vital organs has been examined among the individuals living in the Gomel region ind those who suddenly died of various diseases or in Gomel hospitals. The following methodological approaches have been employed:...


WILL CHERNOBYL CLOSE 14 YEARS AFTER THE EXPLOSION?
After the Chernobyl catastrophe in April, 1986, at least three times authorities announced the shut down of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. First, it happened after the first parliamentary hearing on Chernobyl in the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in 1989. Then, after the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the same decision was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament (Supreme Rada). But no one of these decisions worked. ...



SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS FOR CHERNOBYL VICTIMS WERE NOT BUILT
The Russian government has evaluated the Government Program for 1992-2000,"On Protection of the Population of the Russian Federation Who Suffered from the Catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant." One of the main directions of this program was the social and economic rehabilitation of the contaminated territories. The general content of that direction is construction in the social sphere. The amount allocated for investment in this Program was 152.6 billion rubles, but the results show only 19 percent was actually invested...

 
     
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