More than 2,000 children born to mothers who lived in the Chernobyl area at the time of the nuclear disaster are healthy, a leading Soviet pediatrician said today.
About 1,500 other children who lived in the Chernobyl region when the power plant spewed a cloud of radiation 16 months ago also were found to be healthy, Dr. Yelena Lukyanova told Tass press agency.
Thirty-one people died as a result of the world’s worst nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, and all residents of the region were evacuated. Chernobyl itself remains a ghost town.
Tass, in its second report this year on the medical condition of Chernobyl-area children, said doctors from the Mother and Child Protection Center of the Ukraine found that the medical condition of all the children checked “does not give cause for concern.”