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Ionising radiation from Russia’s forest wildfires

“Yet thousands of tons of radioactive deadwood still litter the forest floor, ….The wood could release a cloud of radiation if ignited

Medical: Wind & Radiation from Russian Fires; Times’ article Bryansk : Russia | Aug 30, 2010By Dorothy Marie Kucera RUSSIA: they are reporting fires under control but the excerpt from the first URL below shows thousands of acres are still burning. Also in this article is the comment that fifty-two people have died, official count from fires and smoke, with “700 deaths/day” in the capitol of Russia as a combined effort of high heat and effect of the fires.
TIME” magazine has an interesting article comparing the Russian fires, still burning, with the “ashes of Chernobyl.” Simon Shuster, 8.19.10. The text explains that one of the areas burned has radioactive elements still in it from the Chernobyl days.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2011860,00.html#ixzz0xj9qfJVC

……….Leaders are worried. Fires are out in the radioactive Bryansk region but “Deputy for the regional parliament in Bryansk, Lyudmila Komogortseva” toured the area by helicopter on 8.18.10 and reported in http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2011860,00.html#ixzz0xjBiIo5h :”Yet thousands of tons of radioactive deadwood still litter the forest floor, she says. The wood could release a cloud of radiation if ignited. The levels would be a tiny fraction of what Chernobyl poured into the atmosphere 24 years ago, but experts have warned that winds could carry radioactive particles deep into Europe, and the effects are difficult to predict because of the lack of reliable data from Bryansk. (See pictures of the worst nuclear disasters.) “….
Medical: Wind & Radiation from Russian Fires; Times’ article August 2010

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