The Minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine Igor Shevchenko, his resignation is initiated by the Cabinet of Ministers, said that the fire originated outside the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and said leaves in the territory of an emergency, reports on Tuesday, the Ukrainian news Agency ".
however, on the Internet office of the Ministry of environment and the state service for emergency situations (SSES) report that the fire occurred within the exclusion zone.
according to rescuers, 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 control the fire and that it does not threaten the forest and Chernobyl objects, the Radiation background is normal. According to the summary data of the SSES, the spread of fire turned out to be curbed.
"I'm currently going to a private person to keep control of the situation. Due to the drought, the fire started, there is non-stop these fires occur. By the way, the fire is not within the exclusion, and for her, for a 30-kilometer area in General, " - said the Minister of correspondents.
first of Shevchenko criticized the fact that he was on holiday abroad in nice, at a time when Kiev was burning oil depot and there was a serious Danger to the environment.
at the end of April in the Chernobyl exclusion area also there was a fire covering an area of approximately 400 hectares. To destroy it attracted more than 300 people and 51 of the vehicles, as well as among them airplanes and helicopters. Background radiation in Kiev and Chernobyl, according to the state emergency service, after the fire remained normal.
The Chernobyl disaster occurred on 26 April 1986. Exploded the fourth unit of the plant. The total area of radioactive contamination in Ukraine in the end of the disaster amounted to 50 thousand square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, radioactive contamination damage 19 Russian regions with the total area of about 60 thousand square kilometers and a population of 2, 6 million people and 46, 5 thousand square kilometers of the territory of Belarus (23% of total area).