Chornobyl zone to remain unpopulated for 24,000 years

1.12.2016 р., 12:40

According to him, after the new Chornobyl confinement is commissioned, Ukraine will move to a new stage, namely the development of the most contaminated area. "We want to make the area near the Chornobyl [nuclear power plant] a zone of special industrial use. Now it is contaminated with transuranic elements, plutonium elements. Their half-life period is 24,000 years, so people will not be able to live a normal life there for the next 24,000 years," he said. As Petruk noted, the solar power park is most likely to be built on this territory, and more than 40 foreign companies have already shown interest in such a project.

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