Chernobyl and radiation

Alhoewel die ongeluk by Chernobyl in 1986 plaasgevind het, is die omringde area steeds radio-aktief en word dit as sulks hanteer en om die natuur te verbeter.  Vandag is dit ‘n dorpie sonder mense, ‘n spookdorp,  verlate weens die radio-aktiwiteit wat skadelik is vir mense, diere en plante. Artikels noem ook dat indien die area gebom en ontwrig sou word, sou hierdie stowwe weer versprei het na die res van Rusland en EU lande.   Het hierdie regering of selfs ander regerings, regtig alles gedoen met hul ander kernreaktors om sulke ongelukke te voorkom.

Chernobyl is in the very north of Ukraine, close to the Belarusian border and just 93 kilometres from Kyiv.

Where is Chernobyl? Map shows why Russia's forces have entered nuclear  exclusion zone during Ukraine invasion


The site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine has been surrounded for more than three decades by a 1,000-square-mile (2,600-square-kilometer) exclusion zone that keeps people out. On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl’s reactor number four melted down as a result of human error, releasing vast quantities of radioactive particles and gases into the surrounding landscape – 400 times more radioactivity to the environment than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Put in place to contain the radioactive contaminants, the exclusion zone also protects the region from human disturbance.


The Chernobyl exclusion zone is among the most radioactively contaminated regions on the planet. Thousands of acres surrounding the reactor site have ambient radiation dose rates exceeding typical background levels by thousands of times.


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It was stated on 24 February 2022 that Russia will invade the Ukraine on multiple fronts.  Chernobyl was also included.    Soldiers invading from Belarus in the north entered the exclusion zone around the former power plant, where an accident in 1986 resulted in the worst nuclear disaster in history.

The Chernobyl exclusion zone – the area where radioactive contamination is highest and public access and inhabitation are restricted – covers approximately 1,000 square miles.

Its purpose was to restrict access to hazardous areas, reduce the spread of radiological contamination, and conduct radiological and ecological monitoring activities.

Dmytro Gumenyuk, head of safety analysis at the State Scientific and Technical Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, a body within the state nuclear inspectorate, said radiation could contaminate air, soil and waterways, affecting not only Ukraine but also Russia and much of the continent, if nuclear power plants got caught in crossfire.

There are 22,000 assemblies of spent nuclear fuel at the storage site in the exclusion zone at Chernobyl, kept in special casks to protect them.

However, Mr Gumenyuk told i that these were not protected against military firepower: “In case of the destruction of these casks, radioactive materials could be released and transferred to Ukraine and other European territories. This is a very dangerous situation.”



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The International Atomic Energy Agency says the Russian forces that were in control of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant have, in writing, handed it back over to Ukrainian officials.

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