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Author Topic: Chernobyl - Чернобыль - При́пять - Pripyat  (Read 16485 times)

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Re: Chernobyl - Чернобыль - При́пять - Pripyat
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2019, 09:14:13 AM »
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Re: Chernobyl - Чернобыль - При́пять - Pripyat
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2019, 10:49:52 AM »
Not really sure where to pst this. This seems as good as any other thread.

https://www.unian.info/world/10655013-u-s-declassifies-intel-report-on-estimates-of-chornobyl-incident-fatalities.html


This was referring to immediate fatalities, not longer-term. The event took place on 26th April 1986. This memo is dated May 86 (I can't figure the date from the timestamp) and is concerned with the immediate events and not the aftermath.

While the memo claims the fatality claim of 2 is preposterous, the article itself confirms that there were only two deaths at the time of the event.

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In fact, the number of people on the night shift was minimal and actual fatalities did total two on the first day of the accident.

So, the claim made at the time was not preposterous, but accurate.
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