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May, 1986

RADIATION CONDITIONS IN KYIV, BORODIANKA, POLESSKOE, AND IVANKOV

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    This undated report shows levels of radioactivity of air and water in Kyiv, Borodyanka, Polyesskoe, and Ivankov
    "Radiation Conditions in Kyiv, Borodianka, Polesskoe, and Ivankov," May, 1986, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, HDA SBU, f. 11, spr. 992, t. 29. Originally published by the Center for Research into the Liberation Movement (TsDVR) together with the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv at http://avr.org.ua/index.php/viewDoc/24463/. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134313
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RADIATION CONDITIONS

Kiev

-Radioactivity in the air is, at various points, from 500 to 1050 microroentgens per hour, and in buildings it is up to 100 microroentgens per hour.

-Radioactivity in the water of the Desna water pipeline is 10-10 curies per liter, and in the Dniepr pipeline it is 10-9 curies per liter.

Borodianka

-Radioactivity in the air is 300 microroentgens per hour, and in the soil it is 400 microroentgens per hour.

-In open bodies of water it is 70 microroentgens per hour.

Polesskoe

-Radioactivity in the air is 3,100 microroentgens per hour, and in the soil it is 4,900 microroentgens per hour.

-Tap water is 50 microroentgens per hour, and in open bodies of water it is 500 microroentgens per hour.

Ivankov

-Radioactivity in the air is 500 microroentgens, and in the soil it is 900 microroentgens per hour.

- In open bodies of water it is 200 microroentgens per hour.

At a press conference in Moscow on May 9th of this year it was communicated that at the border of the 30 kilometer zone the level of radiation at the moment of the accident was 10-15 milliroentgens per hour, on the 5th of May it was 2-3 millieroentgens per hour, and on May 8th it was up to 0.15 milliroentgens per hour.

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