Medical demographic consequences of the Chernobyl accident

A demographic study was made of the population evacuated from the 30-km zone around the nuclear power plant and of the population living in areas over which the radioactive cloud passed and over which the plume was formed. For the farmers evacuated from 11,655 homes in the Chernobyl region, 7,000 new houses, built in the Kiev region, had already been provided within 5 months of the accident, and by the summer of 1987 another 5,000 houses were available. A study of the resettlement of the population carried out a year after the accident showed that more than 60% of those evacuated continued to live in the regions from which the evacuation had taken place; about 5% were resettled in other republics, and 20% within their own republic. (author). 7 figs, 2 tabs.


Omel'yanets, N.I.; Miretskij, G.I.; Saurov, M.M.; Torbin, V.F.


age groups; chernobylsk-4 reactor; children; evacuation; houses; human populations; mortality; population relocation; radiation accidents; remedial action; accidents; animals; buildings; enriched uranium reactors; graphite moderated reactors; lwgr type reactors; mammals; man; mathematics; populations; power reactors; primates; reactors; thermal reactors; vertebrates

Subject Category

Actual Accidents


Report; International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Medical aspects of the Chernobyl accident; IAEA-TECDOC--516.; Jul 1988.; 381 p.; p. 315-325.

Place of Publication

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


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