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Forest Fires Heading for Chernobyl Nuclear Plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

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“A very large, catastrophic forest fire is taking place in a 30-km zone around the Chernobyl power plant. We estimate the real area of the fire to be 10,000 hectares; this is based on satellite images. This hasn’t been officially acknowledged yet.”

The potential danger in this fire comes from the radioactive contaminants the burning plants have absorbed, ecologist Christopher Busby told RT.

“Some of the materials that were contaminating that area would ahve been incorporated into the woods. In other words, they land on the ground in 1986 and they get absorbed into the trees and all the biosphere. And when it burns, they just become re-suspended. It’s like Chernobyl all over again. All of that material that fell on the ground will now be burned up into the air and will become available for people to breathe.”

Christopher Busby is the scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks.

Ecologist Dmitry Shevchenko from the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus says it is difficult to predict where exactly the contaminants will go: “We don’t have a real-time monitoring system for the Chernobyl area. We can hypothesize whether the radionuclides will go here or there, but there is no-one who can reliably predict the situation.”

 

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/forest-fires-heading-for-chernobyl-nuclear-plant-ukraine-interior-ministry/5446124

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Ain't that some shit.... Some foresight of things to come for Fukushima perhaps?

I remember reading about the HEROES of Chernobyl who knowingly gave their lives pouring concrete over the melted reactor as to seal off any more leaked radiation. Mother nature can be a real bitch.

I wonder if in some way this can be considered a good thing... dispersing the radioactivity over a much broader area making it less concentrated and therefore less harmful. It's like a cleansing for the area which has been plagued for so long. 

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thoth posted this yesterday.  But still a disaster,  happening now.  ?

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