Chernobyl radiation detector is back online and level is normal — IAEA

An overview of the new Safe Confinement (NSC) structure on an old sarcophagus covering a damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, April 26, 2022. (Oleksandr Ratushniak / Reuters)

Vienna — A radiation detector in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has returned online for the first time since Russia occupied the area on February 24. Radiation levels are normal, the UN Nuclear Observatory said Tuesday.

“Most of the 39 detectors that send data from exclusion zones are now displayed on the IRMIS (International Radiation Monitoring Information System) map,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. “Measurements received so far have shown radiation levels consistent with those measured before the conflict.”



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