Background radiation in Belarus after the collapse of the Chernobyl unchanged

Background radiation in Belarus as a result of the destruction of the walls and roof of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) has not changed, said on Wednesday the Belarusian Republican Centre of Radiation Control and Environmental Monitoring.

"The stationary monitoring stations radiation monitoring organizations, the Department of Hydrometeorology levels of gamma radiation dose (MD), the radioactivity of natural precipitation and aerosols in the air is an established long-term data," — said in a statement.

According to the measuring stations automated control systems, located in the Republic in the areas of influence of Ignalina, the Chernobyl, Rivne and Smolensk nuclear power plant, the radiation situation has not changed. Excess levels of MD have been identified, clarified Belarusian specialists.

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 the collapse was about 600 square meters. The press service of the CNPP said that the change of the radiation situation at the site of Chernobyl exclusion zone and no, no one was hurt. Established a commission to investigate the incident.

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