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The fire crept up to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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The fire crept up to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

The Ukrainian media publish preliminary data on the fire that occurred in the Chernobyl exclusion zone a few days ago. Initially, it was reported that “everything is under control” at the GS Emergencies of Ukraine. The messages “fire localized” and “fire almost completely extinguished” were published by the service, alternating with each other.


Now it becomes known that there were serious difficulties with putting out a fire. UNIAN reports that the fire came close to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. At the same time, only a small part of the staff currently works at the Chernobyl NPP itself in connection with quarantine standards. As the Chernobyl press service previously reported, more than 2,5 thousand people will not stay at the station site. There will remain only the so-called "operational personnel".

Along the “path” to the station, the fire destroyed dozens of hectares of forest, as well as 12 uninhabited villages located in the exclusion zone. Cemeteries and part of the infrastructure that previously belonged to the forestry service turned into ashes.

At the same time, the authorities claim that "the radiation background at the site of the fire in the Chernobyl zone remains within the normal range."

In the meantime, the main cause of the fire is considered arson. Previously, there have already been cases where the so-called “red forest” was actively sawed and exported after a provoked fire in one of the sections of the exclusion zone.

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  1. st25310
    st25310 April 13 2020 09: 31 New
    +9
    "Freedom"? "Debt"? Hardly.
    Either they set fire to zombies, or bandits.
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      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb April 13 2020 09: 51 New
        10
        The sarcophagus is strong, will not catch fire.

        I am more concerned about the state of other Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Especially after stupid experiments with American fuel.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent April 13 2020 09: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          The sarcophagus is strong, will not catch fire.

          A great danger to whom will blow the products of combustion ...
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          more worried about the condition of other Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Especially after stupid experiments with American fuel.

          Monkey with a grenade. yes
          The worst thing about this is that you cannot explain to her that it is impossible to pull out the check, and it is impossible to take away the "toy" ...
          1. svp67
            svp67 April 13 2020 10: 09 New
            +2
            Quote: Insurgent
            A great danger to whom will blow the products of combustion ...


            The main winds to Ukraine, then to Russia and very little to Belarus
            1. Insurgent
              Insurgent April 13 2020 10: 13 New
              +1
              Quote: svp67
              The main winds to Ukraine, then to Belarus and very little to Russia

              The good thing is that the combustion products cannot rise to the heights to which the radioactive elements were thrown by the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986.
              Accordingly, the distribution area will be much lower.
              1. svp67
                svp67 April 13 2020 10: 33 New
                +3
                Quote: Insurgent
                Accordingly, the distribution area will be much lower.

                Sori got the directions, Russia gets more than Belarus
          2. orionvitt
            orionvitt April 13 2020 11: 28 New
            0
            A great danger to whom will blow the products of combustion ...
            I wonder why the non-living west is silent? I remember last year, for the fires in the Russian taiga, all the world media (especially the Ukrainian ones) jumped out of their pants. But there, there was no radiation. The smoke was "ecologically clean", so to speak "natural". And here's a joke, in the Europe itself, the radioactive forest is burning. And nothing, everyone seems to be on the drum. Well it is burning, so what. Now, if in Russia, then even the coranavirus would probably have been forgotten long ago.
            1. Normal ok
              Normal ok April 13 2020 11: 56 New
              +1
              Quote: orionvitt
              A great danger to whom will blow the products of combustion ...
              I wonder why the unworthy west is silent?

              So after all, he is not silent. At least the BBC and Deutsche Welle have articles on this subject.
              1. orionvitt
                orionvitt April 13 2020 11: 59 New
                +2
                Quote: Normal ok
                At least the BBC and Deutsche Welle have articles on this subject.

                Yeah, on the last page.
            2. noct
              noct April 13 2020 18: 32 New
              0
              So not in Russia ... would it be used in Russia the stench would stand an order of magnitude more than the background of radiation
        2. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre April 13 2020 10: 34 New
          +1
          The sarcophagus is strong, will not catch fire.
          The sarcophagus in this case is not the main thing. There, besides him, there are operating units, a substation, all kinds of warehouses with completely combustible things and power lines diverging to consumers. That all has a chance to suffer.
          1. Arthur 85
            Arthur 85 April 13 2020 11: 02 New
            +2
            There are no existing blocks from the Kuchma era. I then thought: these are the cowardly idiots, and now I am glad that the Svidomites have a few grenades.
          2. Peter is not the first
            Peter is not the first April 13 2020 11: 50 New
            +1
            They also built a new nuclear waste storage facility and it may be less fundamental due to cost savings than what remains of the Soviet nuclear power plant.
        3. IL-18
          IL-18 April 13 2020 11: 32 New
          +1
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          more worried about the condition of other Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

          Here, a lot of radioactive dust, particles, combustion products rises with hot air. It would be nice if the wind was coming weeks east. Reclamation of the soil, decay, etc., of course, took place. But somehow no one will give a 100% security guarantee.
          1. noct
            noct April 13 2020 18: 33 New
            0
            East wind ... that is, to us?
            1. IL-18
              IL-18 April 13 2020 19: 07 New
              +1
              I do not know where you are. But eastern, it is from east to west.
        4. Mastodon
          Mastodon April 13 2020 15: 52 New
          0
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          The sarcophagus is strong, will not catch fire.

          Yes, it’s not a sargophage, but in smoke that can be radioactive and spread to large territories ..
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          I am more concerned about the state of other Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Especially after stupid experiments with American fuel.

          Also worried about it, because it can ravanut and again blamed Russia ..
    3. NIKN
      NIKN April 13 2020 09: 51 New
      +2
      "The radiation background at the fire site in the Chernobyl zone remains within the normal range."
      And what is the norm there today? recourse
      1. Practik2012
        Practik2012 April 13 2020 10: 52 New
        +6
        Up to 50 μR / h. For the surrounding area around the exclusion zone, fire and the rise of radioactive particles into the air are not dangerous, since over 30 years the background has dropped by orders of magnitude, plus the half-lives of strontium90 and cesium137 are 28,8 and 30,1 years, respectively. Large volumes of soil were removed and buried in repositories, most of the radioactive particles diffused into the ground to depths of up to a meter. Here firefighters can "swallow", if without special equipment.
        1. NIKN
          NIKN April 13 2020 12: 09 New
          +1
          Clear. Thank. hi
        2. Orkraider
          Orkraider April 13 2020 17: 36 New
          +1
          Quote: Practik2012
          Large volumes of soil were removed and buried in burial grounds, most of the radioactive particles diffused into the ground to a depth of a meter ..


          Greetings!
          hi

          And what do you think, if the news is true, that now the fire is two kilometers from the Podlesny radioactive waste storage facility, then does the fire pose a threat to this storage facility or not?

          The fire from the fire in the Chernobyl zone in Ukraine approached the storage facilities for radiation waste, RIA Novosti reports citing a member of the public council at the State Agency of Ukraine for managing the exclusion zone Yaroslav Emelyanenko.
          According to him, the fire has already reached the city of Pripyat.
          Emelianenko noted that now the fire is two kilometers from the Podlesny radioactive waste storage facilities, where the most highly radioactive waste is located.
          1. Practik2012
            Practik2012 April 13 2020 20: 26 New
            +1
            Mutually hi ... The situation is getting worse. There, behind the "Red Forest", which is burning, there is an open switchgear (open switchgear) with operating transformers in which there is oil. The level of engineering work in terms of fire safety is low. Regarding the Podlesny radioactive waste storage facility, there are open areas with equipment and pipes, but all this "good" is on the concrete. Large fragments, high-level waste are in the pits covered with special clay. Of course there is grass on top of them, but the background Clay prevents capillary phenomena and the transfer of radionuclides to the surface.Also there are wells for level control, storm drains and water collection are equipped. levels (up to units of milliroentgen / hour) That is, there is a threat to the direct participants in the elimination of the fire, plus material damage to the storage facility.
    4. awdrgy
      awdrgy April 13 2020 09: 54 New
      +1
      I think all the same "mercenaries"
    5. U-58
      U-58 April 13 2020 10: 42 New
      +2
      Of course, "Monolith".
      Received instructions on telepathic communication))
  2. Insurgent
    Insurgent April 13 2020 09: 33 New
    +1
    Now it becomes known that there were serious difficulties with putting out a fire. UNIAN reports that the fire came close to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

    Burning means ... And the wind is there, which direction does it have?

    At the moment, we have winds predominantly from the East, from the Salsk steppes of the Russian Federation ... In principle, the consequences of the burning of the radioactive forest do not threaten us, at least until the wind has changed ...

    And here THERE WHERE LIP BLOWING?
    PS Found such information:

    “FIAC Roshydromet calculated the trajectories of the air masses from the scene of the fire. Modeling shows that the movement will occur in the south and south-east direction. According to preliminary estimates of Roshydromet, the transfer of air pollutants from the fire to the territory of the Russian Federation is not forecasted. ”
    Roshydromet monitors the situation in connection with a fire in the exclusion zone.
  3. knn54
    knn54 April 13 2020 09: 38 New
    +1
    The fire (for some reason) "moved" to the other side of the Pripyat. But what, it was impossible to abandon the engineering team? At least the fire ditches could be opened.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 13 2020 09: 42 New
    +3
    Absolute sushi and strong wind ... there are enough arsonists! burns here and there! Fortunately, the fire brigade, in recent years, has been strengthened and equipped !!! Worn like mad, have time to extinguish.
    Of course, we will not have vigorous ash, but much can burn if you do not have time to extinguish it.
    Again, preventive measures, as the best way to deal with fires, are not much completed !!!
  5. Chingachguk
    Chingachguk April 13 2020 09: 55 New
    +1
    Well, it’s not surprising, there were holidays for a couple of days, everyone thumped, who wants to tear their lower backs? These holidays bird nests are not Viet !!!!! Palm Sunday and a hangover, and Easter soon !!! In short, they will put out at the end of May, do not worry! In addition, there is an opinion that it itself will go out when everything burns out !!!! And where the radioactive smoke will go, well, this is whom God will send !!!! Kakly are sure that towards Russia, Putin !!!!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 13 2020 10: 51 New
    +1
    Serious difficulties arose in extinguishing the fire.
    The whole country (Ukraine) today is continuous difficulties. Therefore, not to extinguish fires. By the principle - sooner or later, but it will go out by itself, either precipitation will help, or it will burn out completely. It's time to come to terms with this reality and be prepared for the worst-case scenarios.
    1. Topol M
      Topol M April 13 2020 13: 53 New
      0
      The eggs go out and the fire goes out, and in principle everything is correct
  7. orionvitt
    orionvitt April 13 2020 11: 17 New
    -1
    official authorities claim that "the radiation background at the fire site in the Chernobyl zone remains within the normal range"
    Great, the radioactive forest is burning, which for years has absorbed this muck, all this flies straight into the atmosphere, and the radiation background is "within normal limits." Just like, with a million workers who came from the outbreak of the epidemic, without checking, and nothing, no one is sick. Morbidity statistics are excellent. Such miracles can only be in Ukraine.
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 13 2020 11: 28 New
    +1
    Previously, there have already been cases where the so-called “red forest” was actively sawn and exported after a provoked fire in one of the sections of the exclusion zone.

    To Europe. "From Ukraine with love".
  9. iouris
    iouris April 13 2020 11: 35 New
    0
    Have the fans installed?
  10. Topol M
    Topol M April 13 2020 13: 51 New
    0
    The most important thing now is what? So that the north wind blew, otherwise the BSSR and the RSFSR would get more! Now you need the opposite
  11. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 13 2020 14: 40 New
    +1
    What will the Sumerians say about the fire now? There are so many "experts and critics" about the fires in Siberia, where are these "experts"?