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About the fire in the Exclusion Zone

According to the information provided by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, a fire broke out on April 26, 2015 at 23.30 p.m. in the exclusion zone not far from Illintsi village.

 

On April 27 at 07:30 a.m. two points of fire were partially localized at the areas amounted to 4,2 and 4,0 hectares. However, at 14.00 p.m. strong wind gusts caused a rapid spread of fire. Measures on ignition elimination in the exclusion zone are in progress. As of 18:00 April 29, the fire is localized. Rescuer workers from Chornobyl, Kyiv and Kyiv region and equipment belonging to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine are engaged in the operation.

 

According to the radiation control data, testing levels (determined for this area) by indices of radionuclides content in the air as well as exposure dose capacity are not increased.

 

Detailed information about radiation level in the exclusion zone for the period from 22nd  till 28th of April can be found here

 

137 Cs activity concentration in near surface air level on April 28, 2015

 

Sampling site

137 Cs activity concentration, Bq/m3

 

Actual

137 Cs  acceptable concentration, Bq/m3

ChNPP site

1,3x10-3

 

8,0х10-1

Town Chornobyl

2,4x10-5

Check-point “Dytatky”

9,8x10-6

 

The detailed information on radiation level on Chornobyl NPP site, dated April 29, 2015, is given below:

 

Sample date

 

Sampling site

 

137 Cs activity concentration, Bq/m3

137 Cs  acceptable concentration, Bq/m3

27.04.2015

Administration Building of Radiation and Process Monitoring Department

1,00x10-02

 

 

 

 

8,0x10-01

 

27.04.2015

Interim Storage Facility - 2

3,20x10-02

27.04.2015

Personnel Facility - 2

3,20x10-02

28.04.2015

Sanitary Passage “Semikhody”

2,20x10-02

28.04.2015

Onshore Pump Station - 3

2,50x10-02

 

Thereby, the 137 Cs activity concentration (before and during the fire) has not changed and was considerably below the acceptable level of 137 Cs activity concentration in air for population, defined by Radiation Safety Standards of Ukraine (normative document НРБУ-97).

 

On April 29, 2015 radiation in the city of Kyiv remains unchanged at the value of 13 mR/h which is usual background radiation level for this area (in particular, radiation level in Bagrynova Gora is 13 mR/h, in Zhulyany - 13 mR/h and Hydropark - 9 mR/h ). Details – the link.