: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Chernobyl beset with wildfires on nuclear disaster’s 34th anniversary

Kiev – More than a thousand firefighters were working in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone on Sunday, the 34th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, amid a weeks-long effort to extinguish brush fires in the area.
Authorities have attributed the fires in the predominantly uninhabited Chernobyl zone and in other parts of Ukraine in recent weeks to strong winds and abnormally dry conditions after a winter that lacked significant snow cover.

Firefighters in the Chernobyl zone, who have been in action for the past three weeks, were focusing on Sunday on “containment of two cells” of smouldering trees and brush, the State Emergency …read more

Source:: Independent Online



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