Forest fires in Chernobyl continue for more than a week, and nearly 400 firefighters are involved in their extinguishing, DPA reported.
Environmental experts fear that these fires could come in contact with radioactive ash on the ground and spread radioactive smoke to the capital Kiev, which is about 100 km south of Chernobyl.
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.