Kemerovo kindergarten was closed due to radiation

In Kemerovo a kindergarten for 60 days closed due to invalid content of radon in the air. This was reported on the website of the regional Department of the Federal bailiff service.

Routine check after a repair in the institution, working more than 50 years, was conducted by the employees of the regional Department of Rospotrebnadzor. Studies have shown that in several rooms exceeded the radon content.

The kindergarten was brought to administrative responsibility under article 6.3 of the administrative code (“Violation of legislation in the field of ensuring sanitary and epidemiological welfare of population”).

“Since the kindergarten was still closed for renovations, children during the action the bailiffs-performers in the building was not. It is worth noting that of the more than 40 children from the most part already goes to other kindergartens”, — stated in the message of the bailiffs.

According to “Interfax”, the facility is located in the Mining district of the city. If violations are not eliminated, the kindergarten will be closed permanently.

Earlier in July, the Investigative Committee began checking the information on the excess of background radiation around one of the anti-aircraft guns of memorial Park in Arkhangelsk. The Park was temporarily closed. Residents in social networks claimed that the background radiation was exceeded by more than 150 times.

Radon — a colorless inert gas that is widely distributed in nature. It is present in soil and rocks, can accumulate in living spaces. Once in the human body, radon contributes to processes leading to cancer of the lung.