Drakakhrust: Mr. Yablokov, many radionuclides are now preserved in the areas to which they have dropped out after the Chernobyl disaster?
Yablokov: Despite the fact that after 25 years have passed Chernobyl most radionuclides disappeared main
dozavtvaralnym radionuclide is cesium-137, and it's half gone in a physical way. But the half that remained, there are more dangerous than it was 5-10 years ago. Radionuclides down into lower layers of the soil. They were in those sections where many of the roots of plants. And these plants pull up radionuclides, making them accessible. And the increase in the number of radionuclides in the trees will be 6-7 more years.
Drakakhrust: A dangerous fires in the affected areas in terms of the transfer of radionuclides?
YablokovQuestion or dangerous fires? Safe. And more dangerous than they were before. In 1992, during the fires in Belarus amount of radionuclides in the air in Vilnius increased by 100 times. I infer from this that the fires in the Bryansk region can increase the amount of radionuclides in the dozens of times at distances of hundreds of kilometers.
This whole situation needs to establish radiation monitoring in real time. As we hear the weather forecast, so we need to know, did not increase the amount of radionuclides in Moscow this morning, this afternoon. The knowledge — force, who warned — that is armed. While this monitoring is long overdue. I am afraid that it will happen as in Chernobyl, when we learned about the levels of contamination of their territories in a week or two.
Drakakhrust: Well, in this situation, people do?
Yablokov: What should I do? You can pull out of zagashnik radyemetry, Geiger counters. They had made millions fifth Insert the batteries, do not be lazy to go test the counters and see. It is primitive, but a figure. And we need to demand that the authorities are obliged to provide such information to us, gave us her in this emergency situation.
Alexey Yablokov — Sc.D., professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS adviser, head of "Green Russia" party "Yabloko", the author of numerous scientific papers, including the book "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for man and nature" (co-authored with Belarusian scientists V. Nesterenko and Nesterenko).
The fires in the Bryansk region did not lead to a change in the radiation situation in Belarus, said the agency "Interfax-West" on Wednesday at the National Radiation Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Belarus. "Our laboratories have not detected any change of the radiation situation in the border region of Bryansk regions of Belarus", — reported in the center.
"The radiation situation in the country remains the same as before, higher values of gamma-rays are stored in the permanent monitoring points located in areas of high contamination — Bragin, Narovlia, Slavgorod Chechersk Khoyniki" — reported in the center.