Accession Number:

ADA222398

Title:

Chernobyl Accident Fatalities and Causes

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 29 Jul 1987-21 Dec 1988,

Corporate Author:

PACIFIC-SIERRA RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Based on available sources of information, an assessment is made of the Chernobyl accident fatalities and causes of death that resulted from acute injury effects. Accident victims grouped according to whole body radiation dose and biologic response were examined and reconciled based on comparing various sources of information. Fatalities are identified with the occurrence of acute radiation sickness ARS syndromes. A maximum likelihood regression analysis was performed on the available fatality and dose data based on five different statistical models to estimate the LD10, LD50, and LD90 values. The estimated LD50 is about a factor or two higher than previously published values which is attributed to post accident emergency medical and clinical care. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE