The head of the UN’s atomic agency Rafael Grossi has sent a horror warning that radiation levels at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has now reached “abnormal levels.”
Russian soldiers took control over the nuclear plant was a “very, very dangerous” after Russia invaded Ukraine.
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Russian troops received significant doses of radiation from Chernobyl and potentially contaminated others in Ukraine
Grossi and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) visited the plant on Tuesday to mark the day of the 36th anniversary of the wort ever nuclear disaster, which occurred in 1986.
Grossi told reporters, “The radiation level, I would say, is abnormal.
“There have been some moments when the levels have gone up because of the movement of the heavy equipment that Russian forces were bringing here and when they left.
“We are following that day by day.”
Russian troops dug trenches in the forest by Chernobyl which is thick of radioactive dust which exposed the soldiers to “significant doses” of radiation.
The IAEA said that the Russian troops fled as they “panicked at the first sign of illness” which “showed up very quickly.”
The IAEA said, “The IAEA is aware of reports that Russian forces have carried out munition explosions at the site of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, and it is seeking information about the situation from Ukraine.
“The regulator had previously informed the Agency about ongoing work to detect and dispose of unexploded munitions found at the damaged training centre and elsewhere at the NPP following events on 4 March, when Russian forces took control of the site.”