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Radiation of Chernobyl blast discovered in Sri Lankan soil

“If an accident takes place in the Kundankulam Nuclear plant it will directly effect the public within a 50 Kilometre radius. The public will NOT be evacuated in such an instance.
The closest nuclear plant to Sri Lanka  is 220 Kilometres, the further the distance the less the impact but if an accident did take place, radioactive material can settle down in the soil in Sri Lanka but this would be in minimal quantities and the risk would be minimal
Friday, 19 April 2013 – 01:06 PM

A sample test carried out by the Sri Lankan Atomic Energy Authority has found some acute radioactive particles which were released by the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of Ukraine in Sri Lankan soil.

30 persons were killed instantly and another 4000 believed to be died of its after effects in 1986. ( This figure may be outdated and criminaly inaccurate imo Arclight2011)

The catastrophe which caused various illnesses to many thousand believed to be the world’s most disastrous nuclear accident.

Later its radiation effects were spread to many parts of Western Russia and Europe.

The new threat of radiation to the country was found during a soil testing program to ascertain whether there are any possible dangers being posed to the country by the recently commenced Kundankulam Nuclear Plant in South India.

The Atomic Energy Authority has collected 100 samples from different parts of the island, and 65 samples have already been tested.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority Chairman Dr.Ranjith Wijewardana described the test findings so far to our news team.

When asked the radiation of Chernobyl explosion spreads over 9406 km to Sri Lanka, what would be the situation of a possible nuclear leak by Kundankulam.

Describing such an imminent danger Dr.Wijewardana has this to say:

“If an accident takes place in the kudlakum Nuclear plant it will directly effect the public within a 50 Kilometre radius. The public will NOT be exacuated in such an instance. The closest nuclear plant to Sri Lanka  is 220 Kilometres, the further the distance the less the impact but if an accident did take place, radioactive material can setttle down in the soil in Sri Lanka but this would be in minimal quantities and the risk would be minimal”

 Audio on link

http://www.hirunews.lk/57432

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  1. [...] “If an accident takes place in the Kundankulam Nuclear plant it will directly effect the public within a 50 Kilometre radius. The public will NOT be evacuated in such an instance. The closest nuclear plant to Sri Lanka  is 220 Kilometres, the further the distance the less the impact but if an accident did take place, radioactive material can settle down in the soil in Sri Lanka but this would be in minimal quantities and the risk would be minimal“   http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/24/radiation-of-chernobyl-blast-discovered-in-sri-lankan-soil/ [...]

    Pingback by In the shadow of Chernobyl – 27 years later : Cesium-137 found in wood ash from Japan « nuclear-news | April 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. If there was a similar size plant on the any border of Srilanka it would endanger whole world if it exploded like the Chernobyl nuclear power plant because Srilanka sits very near to the equator where the earth’s biggest atmospheric conditions takes place which engulfs widest part of the earth,s circumference.

    Comment by Sarat | April 26, 2013 | Reply


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