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Ukraine’s Environment Minister Visits Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

RIA Novosti [1]
February 15, 2013

Ukraine’s Environment and Natural Resources Minister Oleh Proskuryakov on Friday visited the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, after the roof partially collapsed there on Tuesday, the nuclear power plant’s website said.

He examined the site and was briefed on the progress of the investigation into the incident and the ongoing efforts to repair the damage and intensify the monitoring of the plant’s condition.

There has been no change in the level of radiation and there is no danger to human health, the plant’s management said on Thursday.

Wall panels and parts of the roof caved in on Tuesday in the machine hall at the plant’s Unit 4, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986. The damaged area was about 600 square meters (6,456 square feet), the Ukraine-based plant said in a statement, adding that no one was hurt in the incident.

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