DAZV and enterprises and institutions subordinate to it are responsible for fire safety in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
According to NASA FIRMS, on August 24, 2022, fires were recorded in the border areas of the exclusion zone. On August 25, fires were recorded in the forests on the left bank of the Pripyat River.
No new centers of significant intensity were recorded. Extinguishing fires is complicated by the mining of many areas of the zone and the proximity to the borders of Belarus. Employees conduct surveillance and patrolling, possible measures are taken to prevent the spread of fire, in accordance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Permanent monitoring and patrolling of the territories of the exclusion zone and the zone of unconditional (mandatory) resettlement will continue.
Taking into account the radiological significance of the fires on the territory of the ZV, the radiation background in 39 points is monitored using the automated system for monitoring the radiation state of the ASKRS. According to the data of the “Ekocentr” DSP, no increase in the level of indicators of the equivalent dose power (EDP) of gamma radiation, let alone exceeding the control levels, was found at the points of the ASKRS of the exclusion zone.
Currently, information on the radiation situation related to the development of fires in the Chernobyl zone is under control. We will continue to promptly process information and inform the public.
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