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Giraffe:

--- Quote --- Ukrainian government agencies on Monday denied an official's claim that a forest fire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone caused a spike in radiation levels.
(Wikipedia: The Exclusion Zone covers an area of approximately 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi))

Firefighters are still battling a blaze that broke out at the weekend in the wooded zone ...
On Sunday, Yegor Firsov, head of Ukraine's state ecological inspection service, said in a Facebook post that radiation levels at the centre of the fire were higher than normal

Ukraine's emergency service told AFP that no increase in radiation in the air had been detected.
"There is no spike in radiation levels," said Olga Kozak, a spokeswoman for the emergency service, which has deployed planes, a helicopter and more than 100 firefighters to fight the blaze,

Ukraine's government agency for managing the exclusion zone also reported that normal levels of gamma radiation "were not exceeded" in the area of the fire.
Later Monday, Firsov himself withdrew his claim, writing on Facebook that manmade radionuclides were not detected at the site of the fire.
He added that the fire in the exclusion zone did not affect the radiation situation in Kiev and the suburbs, refuting his earlier statement.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ukraine-denies-radioactive-spike-from-chernobyl-forest-fire/ar-BB12enEg

Morning Sunshine:

--- Quote from: Giraffe on April 06, 2020, 03:51:58 PM ---

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ukraine-denies-radioactive-spike-from-chernobyl-forest-fire/ar-BB12enEg

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well now, that is a different issue.  Welcome to the forum, Giraffe.  I have been fascinated by Chernobyl for some 10 years now.  Thanks for the distraction from the virus.  Nuclear destruction is a welcome change  ;D

IKN:

--- Quote from: Morning Sunshine on April 06, 2020, 03:54:06 PM ---well now, that is a different issue.  Welcome to the forum, Giraffe.  I have been fascinated by Chernobyl for some 10 years now.  Thanks for the distraction from the virus.  Nuclear destruction is a welcome change  ;D

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Fascinated by Chernobyl ?
I was a licensed operator running nuclear power plants and was required to get "REFRESHER" training on the Chernobyl accident until I was sick of it.
I've been retired for about a year and a half now, but think I could still almost give a blow-by-blow of the event. LOL

Morning Sunshine:

--- Quote from: IKN on April 06, 2020, 08:29:49 PM ---Fascinated by Chernobyl ?
I was a licensed operator running nuclear power plants and was required to get "REFRESHER" training on the Chernobyl accident until I was sick of it.
I've been retired for about a year and a half now, but think I could still almost give a blow-by-blow of the event. LOL

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I am not a chemist, or a physicist; I am a historian, and I am fascinated by the stories of the people who stood on the bridge to watch the light show as it exploded.  I do not understand the science of nuclear fusion or why the accident happened.   And I like seeing the pictures of the area now, what it looks like where no one can live.  And I am interested in the long-term generation effects on the people and animals there.

IKN:
Ah, different perspective. Got it.

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