Massive fire threatens Chernobyl: Just 3 miles from nuclear waste — Officials: “Dangerously close… Risks are high” — Evacuations underway — Nation’s largest blaze in decades — Experts: “Smoke is heavily contaminated… could see dispersion of very significant component of original radiation”; “Capable of spreading great distances, even after fire stops” (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Paul Martin
April 29th, 2015

Reuters (emphasis added): Forest fire threatens Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear zone… Earlier, the interior ministry had warned that high winds were blowing the fire in northern Ukraine towards Chernobyl… international experts warned that a large amount of dangerous isotopes remained in the forests near Chernobyl, which could be spread by forest fires.

Interfax: Arson attack could be behind massive wildfire around Chornobyl… Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov… said that the forecast was positive. “But! It’s too important and risks are high… Therefore – maximum attention… There shouldn’t be any ground for fear and panic at the moment. Everything is under control.”

Bloomberg: Avakov said… “It got to 20 kilometers of the reactor and five kilometers from buried nuclear waste.”

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