Confirmed: Russian fires are burning in radioactive areas

(KYIV POST) — The Russian state forest protection service Roslesozashchita has confirmed reports that forests that were radioactively polluted by the Chernobyl disaster have been affected by forest fires this summer.”

As of August 6, twenty-eight fires on an area of 269 hectares had been registered in the Bryansk region alone, including 12 fires on an area of nine hectares in the southwestern part of the region,” a Roslesozashchita spokesman told Interfax on Wednesday.

via Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust – Russia and former Soviet Union – Russian official confirm fires burning in radioactively polluted areas.

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