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The Bhopal Gas Tragedy Vs. The Chernobyl Disaster

At Chernobyl in the north of Ukraine, then part of the USSR, in the early hours of April 26, 1986, an explosion at a state-owned nuclear power plant caused the release of some 6 tonnes (possibly more) of radioactive materials. The " immeddiate" toll was much lower than at Bhopal.


Chernobyl Disaster :

In the accident’s aftermath 237 people suffered from , of whom 31 died within the first three months. On the death toll, the report states that 28 emergency workers ("liquidators") died from , including , and 15 patients died from thyroid cancer in the following years, and it roughly estimated that cancer deaths caused by Chernobyl may reach a total of about 4,000 among the 5 million persons residing in the contaminated areas. Of all 66,000 Belarusian emergency workers, by the mid-1990s their government reported that only 150 (roughly 0.2%) died. In contrast, 5,722 casualties were reported among Ukrainian clean-up workers up to the year 1995, by the National Committee for Radiation Protection of the Ukrainian Population.


Meanwhile: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259. The confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release. A government affidavit in 2006 stated that the leak caused 558,125 injuries, including 38,478 temporary partial injuries and approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries. Others estimate that 8,000 died within two weeks, and another 8,000 or more have since died from gas-related diseases.


There are less than 300 confirmed deaths from Chernobyl, and up to about 6,000 casualties. The long-term impact of cancer has yet to be verified. In total, another 4,000 cancer deaths are considered possible.



The Union Carbide Bhopal Disaster officially counted to 2,259 deaths, with other estimates saying 8,000 deaths within 2 weeks. India’s government indicated there were almost 560,000 casualties (about 100x Chernobyl), including tens of thousands of serious injuries.


The Bhopal disaster is easily more lethal and injurious than Chernobyl.



Both the sites remains as insulatingly haunted, abandoned and unfit to flourish any living civilizations. Government has desolated the site for indefinite time. Probably the place could not been made ever suitable for the habitation in our entire life on earth. That damage has been done.

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