Radiation levels normal in Chornobyl zone
KYIV. May 5 (Interfax) – Radiation was at a safe level on Monday evening in Kyiv and in the Chornobyl exclusion zone, Ukraine's state emergency situations service has reported.
"Radiation levels were at 12 microroentgens/hour in Kyiv, the safety level being 30 microroentgens/hour; at 24 microroentgens/hour in Chornobyl, the safety level being up to 50 roentgen/hour, and at 59 microroentgens/hour in the industrial premises of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, the safety level being within 140 microroentgens/hour," it said.
A fire broke out in the Chornobylska Puscha forest area in the Chornobyl exclusion and mandatory evacuation zone near the villages of Buryakivka, Rudnya-Illinetska, Hlynka and Lubyanka of the Ivankivsky district on April 28. The fire was localized on April 29 and put out on May 2.