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Chernobyl Liquidators - the people and the doses

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The clean-up operations following the Chernobyl accident were arguably the greatest in history of mankind. This paper is not intended to give a comprehensive review of the Chernobyl related research, we present only a review of the scientific literature available till now about “liquidators” i.e. people who performed the task of decontamination work near the damaged Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Most of the approximately 300,000 liquidators who took part in the mitigation of the local consequences of the Chernobyl accident between 1986 and 1989 received only low radiation doses which are comparable or lower than those documented in nuclear workers registries. The health consequences from these radiation doses are too small to be identifiable in any epidemiological study, which does not target specific sub-groups with potentially higher exposure. From our review of the published literature, several criteria may be derived which could be used to identify potentially suitable sub-populations; in particular among those are liquidators who participated in the clean-up work during in 1986 including staff of CNPP, special groups such as “sarcophagus workers” (39), helicopter crews (3, 48), liquidators from the Institute of Biophysics participating in clean-up work in Chernobyl (12, 20), the Samoilenko group (12), sarcophagus builders (12) and some other groups from those mentioned in Table 3.
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