Greece Not Affected By Chernobyl Forest Fire, Experts Declare

17 April 2020

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GREECE/UKRAINE – The  Atomic Energy Commission of Greece (EEAE) announced on Thursday that radiation levels in Greece have been normal in the last several days, despite the forest fire that raged near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine between April 4 and 14.

On its official page, the EEAE says that according to information provided by Ukrainian authorities, “radiation measurements conducted there from April 4 to 7, 2020, including the city of Kiev, indicate no significant dispersion of radioactivity over long distances.”

The EEAE added that announcements made by other regulatory authorities in Europe also confirm that there has been no change in radiation levels in Greece.

The commission noted that in the midst of the pandemic, the operational capability required to conduct the ongoing environmental radioactivity monitoring in Greece nevertheless remains unaffected.

With information from AMNA

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