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Forest fire burning merely one kilometer from defunct Chernobyl power plant

Forest fire burning merely one kilometer from defunct Chernobyl power plant

Citing satellite images, Greenpeace Russia issued a warning and said that the fire that has been raging in the forests of Ukraine for nearly a week is now merely one kilometer from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The fire, the organization said, poses a major radiation risk, too.

Tom A
Tom A
Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

All the radioactive dust particles that stayed down now are up in the air. Hope the winds are not too strong, but any place they land on will need to be decontaminated. Or simply wait for 20, 000 years. ADDED: Actually it's not as bad as I thought, but still: http://www.chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/radiation-levels/

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 4 months

Finally, some respite from the grim coronavirus news.

Krešimir T.
Krešimir T. 4 months

Now that I think about it, it does in itself pose radiation risk. All the carbon that turned radioactive picked up by plants is now released into the atmosphere. This likely poses more threat than fire closing in on sealed off reactor IMHO.

Fin
Fin 4 months

Near one of most dangerous radioactive areas in world... A waste land could have serious consequences on air quality far beyond the waste land

AlexJ
AlexJ 4 months

I guess God was just bored and started another forest fire. Like the one in Australia wasn't enough. And now there is a pandemic that also causes education, healthcare and economic crysis. AND ON TOP OF THAT everybody is rearming again. Just like the last century.

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