Increased radiation has been found in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, the press office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has reported. – In Poland, there is currently no threat to human health and life, nor to the environment, Interia learns at the State Atomic Agency.
Elevated gamma radiation was recorded at a significant number of checkpoints in the Chernobyl zone. The press office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine stressed that the causes cannot be determined at the moment due to the occupation of the country and ongoing combat operations.
War in Ukraine. Russia has seized Chernobyl
The Russian military occupied the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Thursday. – Underneath the Chernobyl sarcophagus is the corium, or lava that formed after the disaster. It consists of nuclear fuel (uranium) and everything that melted during the accident. In addition, there is a radioactive waste dump nearby. Fighting there is like shooting over a powder keg,” comments Interia journalist Jakub Krzywiecki, author of ‘Tourist Painter – Reports from Chernobyl’.
Chernobyl. State Atomic Energy Agency: Safe in Poland
We asked about the situation related to the possible radiation threat from Chernobyl at the State Atomic Energy Agency.
There is currently no threat to human health and life, or to the environment in Poland. Our monitoring does not indicate any alarming situation. We are constantly monitoring the radiation situation in the country, our security guards are on duty 24 hours a day,” Agnieszka Mąkosa from the State Atomic Energy Agency told Interia.