Chernobyl Photo Gallery: Those who saved the In our street, I went up to a street vendor and told her to stop selling her sausages, as radioactive rain was falling. But she just said:'Be off, you drunkard! If there'd been an accident, they'd have announced it on radio and TV.' A naive soul, she believed in the righteousness of the Soviet authorities. Mikhail Byckau, Soviet nuclear physicist
Chernobyl Photo Gallery: Those who saved the Between 17 and 45 percent of Chernobyl liquidators received doses between 10 and 25 centigrays (10 to 25 rads). (For comparison, in the United States the annual dose permitted general public is 0.1 rads; nuclear workers are permitted 5 rads.)
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