2,500 Moldovans disabled as a result of Chernobyl blast
Exactly 26 years ago the number 4 reactor of Chernobyl plant of Ukraine exploded. The nuclear accident is considered as the worst in history, being 14 times stronger than the explosion from Fukushima of last year.
Roughly seven million people suffered as a result of the blast. The scientists say the explosion’s effects will be felt 300 years from now, while radioactive clouds will form for the next 50 years.
Chernobyl region isn’t populated anymore but it has been opened to tourists and researchers.
According to Moldova’s Prime Minister Vlad Filat more than 3,500 Moldovans have been involved in the liquidation process of the disaster from Chernobyl. Over 672 participants died.
“The lives of these people have been split in two parts: the one until and after Chernobyl,” said the Premier.
Today over 2,500 people from those alive are disabled. Within the families of those who got involved in stopping the aftermath of the disaster were born 1,729 children, 73 being disabled.