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Chernobyl Forest Fires
« on: April 13, 2020, 10:10:39 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52274242

Wildfires 'edge closer to Chernobyl nuclear plant'

Forest fires that have been burning for several days in northern Ukraine are now no more than a few kilometres from the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant, reports say.

Tour operator Yaroslav Emelianenko said one had reached the abandoned town of Pripyat, which used to serve the plant.

He said it was now just 2km (1.24 miles) from where the most dangerous waste from the plant was stored.

Greenpeace said the fires were much bigger than the authorities realised.


I hope this fire doesn't reach the plant.... Radiation blowing across UA/ BY ( and beyond) not something we
want to think of..

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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 11:25:45 PM »
That sounds rather jolly on top of a virus doesn’t it?  :duh:
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2020, 12:12:46 AM »

I hope this fire doesn't reach the plant.... Radiation blowing across UA/ BY ( and beyond) not something we
want to think of..
The plant itself was encased in a huge lead-dome. I don't think any forest fire will breach that, hopefully.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 07:08:16 AM »
The problem is not the fire itself, if the wind increases especially if it blows from a Northern or Western quadrant it will disturb the radioactive dust. This will than settle on population centers. Think like cities such as Sumy too Kyiv.

Today it should rain a bit which will assist the fire fighting crews. The wind is light.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 11:50:34 AM »
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Russia has a long and turbulent history with nuclear power, including regular attempts to cover up leaks and explosions.
It was accused of failing to disclose an accident at the Mayak nuclear facility in 2017 and of covering up an accident at a nuclear facility in Nyonoksa in August 2019.

Most famously, Russia attempted to cover up a devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-denies-radiation-leak-scandinavia-isotope-rise-2020-6

Chernobyl, part 2?   :chuckle: :-\ :-X
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 04:40:42 AM »
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Russia has a long and turbulent history with nuclear power, including regular attempts to cover up leaks and explosions.
It was accused of failing to disclose an accident at the Mayak nuclear facility in 2017 and of covering up an accident at a nuclear facility in Nyonoksa in August 2019.

Most famously, Russia attempted to cover up a devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-denies-radiation-leak-scandinavia-isotope-rise-2020-6

Chernobyl, part 2?   :chuckle: :-\ :-X

Except Russia didn't exist in 1986 and if it did, it would have been Ukraine covering stuff up.

Its all in the details, dear media-houses.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »
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Russia has a long and turbulent history with nuclear power, including regular attempts to cover up leaks and explosions.
It was accused of failing to disclose an accident at the Mayak nuclear facility in 2017 and of covering up an accident at a nuclear facility in Nyonoksa in August 2019.

Most famously, Russia attempted to cover up a devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-denies-radiation-leak-scandinavia-isotope-rise-2020-6

Chernobyl, part 2?   :chuckle: :-\ :-X

Except Russia didn't exist in 1986 and if it did, it would have been Ukraine covering stuff up.

Its all in the details, dear media-houses.

It was the Soviet Union at the time led from the Kremlin in Moscow. It was not something that the authorities in Kyiv/Kiev had anything to do with. They though are now stuck with the after effects.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 02:47:21 AM »

It was the Soviet Union at the time led from the Kremlin in Moscow. It was not something that the authorities in Kyiv/Kiev had anything to do with. They though are now stuck with the after effects.
Yes, but the SU isn't Russia.

I also think that Kiev had lots of control despite reporting to Moscow overlords.
Should kiev have wanted to inform the world, they would have.

Who is correct in this regard, I do not know.
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