Perhaps 10 percent of them are still alive today. Thirty-one people died as a direct result of the accident, according the official Soviet death toll.
How many Chernobyl workers are still alive?
two of the three men are still alive despite having minimal protection from the radiation during their mission. The third man, Borys Baranov, survived until 2005.
How did they keep Chernobyl running?
The increasing pressure from western powers were instrumental in shutting down the reactors. Ukraine agreed to shut down the final reactor after Kiev was promised European aid. One of the major reasons that the reactors were kept running was due to the reliance on the nuclear power produced.
What Chernobyl got wrong?
The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel. The resulting steam explosion and fires released at least 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the environment, with the deposition of radioactive materials in many parts of Europe.