• Members 27 posts
    Sept. 12, 2020, 8:53 p.m.

    I read an article that there was a wildfire near Chernobyl due to warm weather, high winds and other factors. This fire started on the 3rd of April, and I'm not sure when it ended. I'm sure it did by now, but according to an article I found on Greenpeace states 22% of the trees/forest out there had burned down in the exclusion zone.

    On top of this, this fire brings with it radioactive elements, as during the Chernobyl disaster, the trees collected a lot of it, now that they're bringing down, they're combining with the smoke.

    But yeah, scare stuff. Search for Chernobyl still burns on the Greenpeace site to read about it.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 12, 2020, 9 p.m.

    I think I remember hearing about that a while back. It was a pretty big fire. I think it could help the area though. Even though it caused some radiation to spread, the fire might have cleaned things up a bit. The animal life should rebound, they always do.

  • Members 24 posts
    Sept. 12, 2020, 9:06 p.m.

    I had no idea there was a fire so recently. I looked into it, and I guess it was contained in two weeks, but it still spread out a lot of radiation, so that cannot be good. Seems someone was arrested for setting the fire. Not sure why someone would intentionally do that.

  • Members 27 posts
    Sept. 21, 2020, 10:27 p.m.

    I really wonder how far the fire brought the radiation. With the winds and the fire, it probably spread radiation all over the surrounding area. That's scary to think about, as it had to have picked up some of that radiation along the way.