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Select a historical chemical/radiological disaster in the last century and discuss the mental health impacts of the event. Please cite your sources.

What are some public health tools that could be used to deal with the immediate and long-term effects on mental health?

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Select a historical chemical/radiological disaster in the last century and discuss the mental health impacts of the event. Please cite your sources.
What are some public health tools that could be used to deal with the immediate and long-term effects on mental health?

The Chernobyl disaster happen in 1986 was a result of a "flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel" and resulting in an explosion that released at least 5% of radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere. The Chernobyl accident killed about 30 operators and firemen within three months and several deaths later. The Chernobyl accident caused the release of the largest radioactive material into the environment ever ...

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Radiation disaster poses a serious threat to the population. The health consequences of such a disaster can be devastating. The disaster can both cause physical and mental conditions. Some of the physical conditions that a radiation disaster can cause are cancer, thyroid enlargement, and many more. The mental conditions include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, medically somatic symptoms, and stigma. There needs to be a more trained mental specialist to deal with the aftermath of this horrible disaster.

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Chernobyl accident , Ukraine and finally the nuclear accident that occurred at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

According to the International Atomic Energy Authority they have identified 33 serious incidents and accidents at nuclear power stations since the first recorded one in 1952 at Chalk River in Ontario, Canada. The two accidents you will review with this assignment include theChernobyl accident that occurred in1986 in the Ukraine and finally the nuclear accident that occurred at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.

For each one please identify:
What cause the accident?
How was the accident monitor? (Keep in mind the ALARA Principles)
What was the immediate response of the power plant workers?
Was there any radiation exposure to the employees, rescue workers or the community? How much? What type of exposure did they receive?
If exposure occurred how were they treated?(Recall whole body exposure)
Was the immediate area contaminated and what happened to the community surrounding the power plant?
What are some of the long-term concerns for the community?
Finally, what have we(radiation professionals) learned from these accidents?

Please be specific and go into detail for each accident. Also provide references with your work, no copying and pasting please.

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