Partial razrusheniestenovyh panels and light roof of the turbine hall of the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) is safe in terms of radiological consequences, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director for Research and Coordination of promising developments of the Institute of Nuclear Safety Sciences (IBRAE) Rafael Harutyunyan.
"Radiation activity in the engine room Chernobyl is that the fall of its wall panels will not lead to any radiological consequences," — said Harutyunyan. According to the expert, in order to avoid future cases should focus not only on projects constructed "Shelter" and those structures that are outside of the sarcophagus.
On Tuesday, in the engine room of the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was a partial destruction of the walls and light roof, the area of destruction was about 600 square meters. The press service of the CNPP said that the change of the radiation situation at the site of Chernobyl and the Exclusion Zone is also not, no one was hurt.
The Chernobyl accident occurred on April 26, 1986. Fourth power station exploded. The total area of radioactive contamination in Ukraine in the crash was 50 square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, the contamination affected 19 Russian regions with an area of almost 60,000 square kilometers and a population of 2.6 million, and 46.5 thousand square kilometers in Belarus (23% of total area).
After the emergency unit of the state of emergency station was built sarcophagus, which in recent years has gradually destroyed. Ukrainian authorities want to turn Chernobyl into a safe system with the help of the "Shelter" (confinement), which will be a building in the form of an arch 105 meters high, 150 meters long and 260 meters wide.