IAEA on Risk from Chernobyl

Posted: 4th May 2022

Russian troop activity at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant since February has led to an elevated risk of an accident or harmful radiation exposure. Ukraine regained control of the site near Pripyat in March, but it still presents a situation that is “not stable,” according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations’ atomic watchdog. Speaking at an event last month marking the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said the Russian occupation presented an abnormal situation for workers, plus heightened radiation levels, which are still higher than normal, although not at a level that is dangerous for one-time exposure; the radiation level is concerning for continuous exposure, though. Popular Mechanics 3rd May 2022  https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a39893836/chernobyl-radiation-not-stable-after-russian-invasion/

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