Chernobyl fire: Kiev claims no radiation threat, experts ring alarm bells | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Chernobyl fire: Kiev claims no radiation threat, experts ring alarm bells

But not everyone’s doubts have been dispelled. Greenpeace and a host of experts in the field are ringing alarm bells: “The amount of radioactivity potentially released from wildfires could be the equivalent of a major nuclear accident,” it told Govorit Moskva radio shortly after the situation became started. The potential danger in this fire comes from the radioactive contaminants the burning plants have absorbed, ecologist Christopher Busby told RT.

“Some of the materials that were contaminating that area would have been incorporated into the woods. In other words, they land on the ground in 1986 and they get absorbed into the trees and all the biosphere. And when it burns, they just become re-suspended. It's like Chernobyl all over again." Busby is the scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks.

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