Graffiti in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Photo: Pavel Shumejko.
"I would describe my trip to the zone as a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Pavel Shumejko from North Macedonia. "I learned a lot about the zone and the accident and got to visit a lot of iconic places, starting from abandoned ruined villages, schools and hospitals to the ghost town of Pripyat."
Any similarity between the unplanned stops or power rebates of the CNE Cernavoda Units 1 and 2 and the Chernobyl accident causes is impossible to sustain through technical, operational arguments, the Romanian Atomic Forum - Romatom says, recommending caution and a rigorous research in addressing such topics in the public space.
The Black Sea region has not been able to recover from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster trauma that occurred 30 years ago. I was visiting the Black Sea provinces of Trabzon and Rize on the 30th anniversary of the disaster last week.