Disasters > Chernobyl > Contaminated area (percent of country): Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This stat shows the percentage of the listed countries' surface that was contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in the radiation range from 37 to 185 kilobecquerels/m2 of Caesium 3, a radioactive isotope of caesium which is one of the more common products of nuclear fission. This was the lowest level of radioactivity detected in Europe, and some of these countries received higher levels of contamination, although in less extensive areas.


1 Belarus 14.4% 2013
2 Austria 10.3% 2013
3 Ukraine 6.2% 2013
4 Bulgaria 4.3% 2013
5 Finland 3.4% 2013
6 Switzerland 3.1% 2013
7 Sweden 2.7% 2013
8 Slovenia 1.5% 2013
9 Norway 1.3% 2013
10 Greece 0.91% 2013
11 Russia 0.29% 2013
12 Moldova 0.2% 2013
13 Italy 0.1% 2013


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