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September 16, 1986

Second Report on Radiation Levels in Lithuania Following the Chernobyl Accident

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In a follow up to their earlier May report, the Lithuanian Academy of Science summarizes levels of radiation detected between April and August of 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Atmospheric tests showed a sharp rise in radiation levels in late April, up to 50 times higher than Soviet standards for safe levels of exposure. Levels dropped off in May, with occasional spikes. The report also summarizes tests of food products grown in Lithuania or imported from other Soviet Republics.

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Lithuanian Archive of Public Organizations (Lietuvos Visuomenes Organizaciju Archyvas, LVOA). Obtained by Laimonas Gryva and translated for NPIHP by Gary Goldberg.


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