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Ukraine: wildfires draw dangerously close to Chernobyl site

Witnesses accuse government of covering up severity of blaze near site of nuclear disasterWildfires in Ukraine have spread to just over a mile from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a disposal site for radioactive waste, according to activists, as more than 300 firefighters work to contain the blaze.A video posted by a Chernobyl tour operator showed flames and a cloud of smoke rising within sight of the protective shelter over the carcass of Chernobyl’s Unit 4 nuclear reactor, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history. Related: The truth about Chernobyl? I saw it with my own …read more

Source:: The Guardian


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