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Russia raises alarm about nuclear waste storage in Ukraine reaching unsafe levels

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Russia raises alarm about nuclear waste storage in Ukraine reaching unsafe levels

Published November 10,2023


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Russia raised the alarm on Friday about nuclear waste storage in Ukraine reaching unsafe ranges, warning of a excessive probability of roughly 12 million tons of radioactive waste coming into the Dnieper river and groundwater.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated the “situation with dangerous nuclear waste storage in Ukraine is taking a disastrous character.”

In a press release printed on the ministry’s web site, Zakharova stated the quantity of nuclear waste on the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant, positioned within the metropolis of Kamianske, has reached 42 million tons.

“The plant was constructed in the course of the Soviet period, and it’s processing wastes which can be presently saved in 9 open-air dumping grounds containing sand-like low-radioactive residue.

“These wastes are a significant and dangerous source of environmental pollution. There is a high probability of about 12 million tons of radioactive waste entering the Dnieper (river) and groundwater as a result of possible erosion of the dam at one of the storage facilities located 800 meters from the river and its tributary Konoplyanka,” Zakharova warned.

Also, she added, about 14 tons of radioactive mud is blown all through the realm yearly, contaminating agricultural land.

“According to our information, Kyiv does not allocate funding to ensure the environmental safety of the facilities of the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant, which, ultimately, can lead to an environmental disaster not only in the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime but also beyond its borders,” she stated.

Concerns over the plant’s poor situation have been raised for a few years with no response from officers.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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