Kiev threatens radioactive contamination - Ukrainian scientist
28 April, 2015
The strongest wildfire raging in the Chernobyl zone, is threatening Kiev with radiation pollution.
This was stated by Dmitry Gilitukha from the National University of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.
The scientist said that the main danger lies in the fact that the fire take the forest areas contaminated by radiation after the Chernobyl accident. According to him, such incidents occurred in 1992-1995, and the Ukrainian leadership to suppress the data.
"I have just came across ithis nformation:", the forest caught fire on April 28 at Chernobyl. What is the danger? ".
I saw the calm commentary and attempts to control everything and the fire is far from the station far as calming the people, but the danger lies not in tha=e fact that there is no fire at the station no forest. There have been several ideas expressed that the fire could cause an ecological disaster and the danger of contamination.
Oh, people, why does no one write about the real danger of recontamination of 400 ha of forest? – this is 4 × 4 km. The wind, according to weather forecast, is blowing from the south, so Kiev is not in immediate danger.
I have studied in my time the problem of forest fires in the Chernobyl zone, defended a thesis, and written few scientific papers on the subject. In the years 1992 – 1999, based used satellite images, an area of more than 17,000 hectares burned and is comparing with the maps of pollution, it was found that some of the fires occurred in the most polluted areas. This information was suppressed.
Now, in the forests of Chernobyl zone a very large number of dead and fallen trees have accumulated and the situation caused by the lack of care for the forest, and all of this provides the most wonderful fuel for forest fires.
Below are the map of forest fires in the Chernobyl zone and destroyed forest areas, as well as a satellite image, which recorded a fire in 2003 in the exclusion zone. The figure shows that the smoke from the fire reached Kiev. It is not known on the square of the level of pollution a fire occurs. In the area there are conditionally clean areas, so is better to close the windows "- said the scientist.
Киеву угрожает радиационное загрязнение, — украинский учёный
Сильнейший лесной пожар, бушующий в Чернобыльской зоне, угрожает Киеву загрязнением радиацией.