Background radiation in the Urals after the fall of the meteorite remains normal

Background radiation in Chelyabinsk and the seven districts of the region affected by the fall of the meteorite, is normal, according to a statement published on the official website of Rospotrebnadzor the region.

"Measurement of background radiation in the city of Chelyabinsk, held February 16-17, showed that the average exposure dose of gamma radiation does not exceed the background level. Levels average exposure dose of gamma radiation in the affected areas of the seven also not exceeded" — informs Office.

The regional government on Monday on its website denied rumors that due to a meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region exceeded background radiation.

"Currently in the region environmental monitoring carried out around the clock. Measurements have shown that the radiation level is normal, maximum permissible values are not fixed" — are words in the message Deputy Governor Igor Murogov.

On Friday, a meteorite fell in the Urals — PE affected residents Tyumen, Kurgan, Sverdlovsk, and northern Kazakhstan. Major damage were reported in the Chelyabinsk region, many buildings shattered windows. Earlier it was reported more than a thousand injured.

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