The State Environmental Inspectorate investigated the content of radiation substances in the soil on the demarcation line in the area of the Joint Forces Operation.
“Together with the Donetsk Oblast Laboratory Center of the Ministry of Health, soils were selected to measure the concentration of a number of radioactive substances. In particular, during the study the following indicators of radium-226 content were established: on the territory of the village of Novoluganske – 11 ± 4 Bq / kg, in Toretsk – 16 + 5 Bq / kg, Avdiyivka – 27 ± 6 Bq / kg, as well as in the floodplain of the river Kalmius in Mariupol – 17 ± 4. In general, all the results of laboratory measurements are within the norm,” Andriy Maliovany was quoted as saying by the DEI press service.
The state ecological expertise was conducted as part of a pre-trial investigation into the cessation of the outflow of water from the “Molody Komunar (Young Communard)” mine (Bunge in the occupied territory of Donetsk Oblast).
“Back in 1979, a controlled nuclear explosion was carried out there to reduce the likelihood of sudden methane emissions. Since then, the mine has been flooded by groundwater and there is a risk of radiation entering aquifers. To protect against this, water was constantly pumped out of the mine,” Maliovany explained
DEIs of Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts are studying the radiation background near high-risk objects not only in the controlled territory of the oblasts, but also in the combat zone and on the demarcation line.