: :inin Kyiv (EET)

‘Bad news’: radiation spikes 16 times above normal after forest fire near Chernobyl

The blaze started on Saturday close to the site of the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster, Ukrainian officials sayUkraine has reported a spike in radiation levels in the restricted zone around Chernobyl, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident, caused by a forest fire.“There is bad news – radiation is above normal in the fire’s centre,” Yegor Firsov, head of Ukraine’s state ecological inspection service, said on Facebook on Sunday. Related: ‘A horrible way to die’: how Chernobyl recreated a nuclear meltdown Related: Tourists flock to Chernobyl – in pictures Continue reading… …read more

Source:: The Guardian


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