Chornobyl zone to remain unpopulated for 24,000 years01.12.2016 11:58 598
People won’t be able to live in the Chernobyl exclusion zone for next 24,000 years due to high level of plutonium contamination.
- Currently, the Ukrainian government is looking for the best option for development of this territory, Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management Vitaly Petruk said, Hromadske.tv reports.
- 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 NPP 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 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 world companies have already shown interest in such a project.