Who detected chernobyl first?

Early detection by the Forsmark plant, an hour north of Stockholm, played a crucial role in forcing Soviet authorities to open up about the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986.More than 100 radioactive elements were released into the atmosphere when the fourth Chernobyl reactor exploded. Most of these were short-lived and disintegrated (reduced radioactivity) very quickly. Iodine, strontium and cesium were the most dangerous elements released, and they have half-lives of 8 days, 29 and 30 years, respectively. Therefore, the isotopes strontium-90 and cesium-137 are still present in the area to this day.

Although iodine is linked to thyroid cancer, strontium can cause leukemia. Cesium is the element that has traveled the most and lasts the longest. This element affects the entire body and, above all, can damage the liver and spleen.

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