10:04 05.05.2015

Radiation levels normal in Chornobyl zone

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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.

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