Estimated total number of deaths as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear incident in Ukraine (1986), reported across a range of published estimates. All estimates, with the exception of WHO (2005a) direct fatalities at the nuclear facility; deaths in proximate areas who died as a result of high radiation exposure; and long-term deaths from low radiation exposure. The estimate of WHO (2005a) does not include potential deaths from low-level exposure in populations further from the nuclear site.
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