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On April 26, 1986, two power surges occurring during nuclear safety checks resulted in a meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor in the USSR. At the time, it was the largest nuclear accident in history.

Which of the following consequences was a result of the Chernobyl environmental disaster?


Benzene exposure led to high white blood cell counts which are precursors to leukemia.


Higher than normal levels of cesium-137 were detected in schools of Pacific fish.


Higher than normal levels of iodine-131 were linked to thyroid cancer in humans.


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons caused heart deformities in tuna and amberjacks.


Over 100,000 animal deaths occurred in species such as birds, otters, seals and orcas.

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