Figure it out

  • 30/05/2006
  • WHO

greenpeace International, a pressure group, has called a recent report by the World Health Organization (who) on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident a gross underestimation.

who had predicted that the accident would cause 9,000 cancer deaths. But Greenpeace quoted data from the Belarus national cancer statistics to say Chernobyl could cause cancer in about 270,000 people, of which 93,000 could die. In view of the high casualties, nuclear power plants should not be encouraged, it added.

The who report was aimed at helping the affected countries

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