Japanese radiation close to Belarus

Radioactive isotopes, into the atmosphere in an explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", reached Europe. According to the scientists, their content in the air is not harmful to the human body. However, radioactive particles recorded in northern Europe, as well as Ukraine and Lithuania, that not far from Belarus.

According to the sanitary-epidemiological service of the Belarusian Ministry of Health, the accident at the nuclear power plant in Japan had no effect on the radiation situation in Belarus and the background radiation is within the statutory limits. Ministry of Health monitors the level of radionuclides in food products, food raw materials and water.

As reference points, hygiene and epidemiology centers also controlled dose rate of gamma radiation on weekdays. In addition, because of the accident, which occurred at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", this parameter is checked, and the weekend, said the department.

Radioactive isotopes found in northern Europe

Radioactive isotopes of iodine found radioprotection station in the capital of Iceland.

However, their concentration is extremely low, and no threat to public health is not, transmits radio "Liberty".

Meanwhile, most of Iceland on this has not yet informed.

"We were very surprised that it was found here, on our doorstep," — said the representative of the agency responsible for radiation safety, Sigurdur Emil Parsson. He stressed that the Icelandic authorities to check this information, RIA "Novosti".

Kotsentratsii level radiation in the air thousands of times smaller than after Chernobyl

Meanwhile, according to the forecast of French Agency for Nuclear Safety (ASN), radiation particle concentration level in the air is a thousand times smaller than after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to the environment — March 23 — made in France, said the agency, wrote NewsRu . com.

"The spread of radioactive dust it over the Northern Hemisphere — a matter of a few days," — said a senior researcher at the Institute for Air Research, Norway Andreas Stohl. In doing so he added that the threat to health in Europe in connection with radiation does not arise, reports Delfi.

In Vilnius, detected radioactive iodine

In Vilnius, found a "very small" amount of radioactive iodine, but no health hazard, its concentration is not, said Thursday the Radiation Safety Centre of Lithuania.

"It has been the amount of radioactive iodine, which is a million times smaller than the amount of radioactive iodine in Lithuania and other countries of Europe after the Chernobyl accident," — said in the press center.

Established the Vilnius specialists amount corresponds to the amount reported by colleagues from Iceland.

56% of Ukrainians fear for their health because of the radioactive contamination in Japan

Such findings poll conducted by the Kiev Institute of Control Gorshenin, announced on Wednesday Director of Communications Institute Vladimir Zastava.
According to him, the whole two-thirds of Ukrainians consider nuclear power a potentially dangerous from an environmental point of view, and that 70% of them believe that the Ukrainian NPP dangerous from the point of view of man-made disasters.

In turn, the former representative of the president of Ukraine on international energy security, Bohdan Sokolovsky suggested that the radioactive cloud that reached Iceland on Tuesday, after 1-2 days can reach and Ukraine.

On the subject:

Belarus estimated its losses from the accident at Chernobyl in the $ 235 billion

The damage caused by the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus, based on the 30-year deal with its effects is estimated at $ 235 billion. Such data should be published from March 23, the Department of materials in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus.
According to the document, the structure of the total damage for the years 1986-2015 the largest share (81.6%, or nearly 192 billion dollars) occupy the costs associated with the maintenance of the production and implementation of protective measures.

The share of direct and indirect losses to the country's economy is about $ 30 billion (12.6%).

Loss of revenue is estimated at the same department in the $ 13.7 billion (5.8%). In this case, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said that from agricultural use was derived more than two thousand square kilometers of agricultural land of the country. Also derived from the use of 22 deposits of mineral resources.

Moreover, from the exploration work was excluded territory Pripyat oil and gas field, and whose resources are estimated at 52.2 million tons, according to the document.

About a quarter of the forest fund of Belarus (17.3 thousand square kilometers of forest) was contaminated, according to the document. In the area of contamination is about 340 industrial enterprises, the conditions of which has decreased or stopped their work, the ministry for emergency situations.

In addition, the document notes that the evaluation of the damage from the accident is not definitive.

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