Nova catástrofe nuclear pode estar neste momento em curso na Ucrânia.
Os materiais radioativos depositaram-se no solo e na biosfera circundante à central nuclear de Chernobyl. O gigantesco fogo que alastra na zona levantará e projetará este material na atmosfera, em quantidades que poderão ser muito perigosas para os seres vivos.
The potential danger in this fire comes from the radioactive
contaminants the burning plants have absorbed, ecologist
Christopher Busby told RT. “Some of the materials that were
contaminating that area would ahve been incorporated into the
woods. In other words, they land on the ground in 1986 and they
get absorbed into the trees and all the biosphere. And when it
burns, they just become re-suspended. It's like Chernobyl all
over again. All of that material that fell on the ground will now
be burned up into the air and will become available for people to
breathe." Christopher Busby is the scientific secretary of
the European Committee on Radiation Risks.