Greenpeace appealed to the RPN to analyze the reasons for the jump of the radiation background at Archangel
the Russian branch of Greenpeace has addressed in Rospotrebnadzor with the request to identify the reason for the increase in background radiation in the Arkhangelsk region, where in the White sea in the area Nonoxy the explosion occurred at a military facility, and explore its consequences for the environment and population. This was reported on the website of the organization.
The press release says that, according to the Department of EMERCOM in the Arkhangelsk region, Severodvinsk on August 8 was recorded a jump of background radiation to 2 mSv/h, which exceeds the normal background level of 20. This increase in background can be an indicator of the presence in air of alpha – and beta-emitting radionuclides, hazardous internal radiation.
As commented Znak.com project Manager for the energy program of Greenpeace of Russia Rashid Alimov, a short, but fairly significant leap of background radiation in a few tens of kilometers from the explosion site is the sole reality at the moment. “Increase was recorded in Severodvinsk in the period from 11:30 to 12:30 hours. Now the background is stabilized, it is said in official sources and written by the inhabitants of the region in social networks. Otherwise there is only
Greenpeace appealed to the RPN to set to what values the background radiation went up in the release location which hazardous substances were released into the air, there is a threat to human health, conducted the assessment of internal and external exposure of residents, measures have been taken to ensure their safety. It is important to find out the cause of the radiation spike.
Experts and residents of the region suggest that the reason for the jump in radiation are the events associated with the military. Although officially, the defense Ministry said that the excess of background radiation in Severodvinsk: no, the area of Dvina Bay of the White sea, where the explosion occurred was closed to free navigation of civil vessels till September 10.
Alimov said that in addition to the CPS and the MOE, which needs to react and provide the information, the new information in the coming days can give the results of regular monitoring of Roshydromet and the Norwegian data Directorate for radiation protection.