Greenpeace: the smoke from the fires near Chernobyl until there is no threat to the center of the Russian Federation
Smoke from forest and peat fires in the area of the radioactive plume from the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Bryansk region of the Russian Federation and Kiev region of Ukraine until not threaten Central Russia, said Last news the head of the forest program of Greenpeace Russia Alexey Yaroshenko.
on the first day of the week in the evening started a Fire of dry grass and reeds in the Chernobyl area of 130 hectares. Rescuers assure that the situation is under control, the Fire does not threaten the forest and Chernobyl objects, the radiation background is normal.
"Fire in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is the second danger after peat fire in the Novozybkov area of the Bryansk region in the area of the radioactive trace. As long as stew, there is no reason to think that there is something wrong, but the risk is there. In the present state of fires Smoke to populated regions of middle belt will not come, " said Yaroshenko.
According to the expert, In the worst case situation, if the fires to put out, the Smoke can reach even to the capital of Russia.