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Panel Puts Eventual Chornobyl Death Toll in Thousands

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Science  09 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5741, pp. 1663
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5741.1663

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA-- A study released this week predicts that 4000 people or even more will die from cancers caused by the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear accident, a figure that dwarfs the 50 known deaths linked to the disaster so far.