The third unit of the Chernobyl NPP was smoke

The third unit of the Chernobyl NPP was smoke

KYIV, June 13 — RIA Novosti. State nuclear regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine reported about the smoke in one of the premises of the third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was quickly eliminated.

“At 15.57 (time coincides with GMT —ed.) 13.06.2017 year obtained information from Chernobyl relative to the smoke of the room No. 509 block No. 3 of the Chernobyl NPP. At 16.00 the smoke eliminated by emergency workers. The radiation condition of the premises unit No. 3 ChNPP without changes”, — stated in the message of state inspection on Tuesday evening.

The third unit was started in 1981, and in December 2000, has been permanently stopped by the authorities.

The disaster at Chernobyl occurred on 26 April 1986 blew the fourth power unit. The total area of radioactive contamination in Belarus amounted to about 46.5 thousand square kilometers (23% of the total area). The Ukraine was contaminated with 50 thousand square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, from radioactive contamination suffered 19 Russian regions with the territory of almost 60 thousand square kilometers and a population of 2.6 million people.