The Ukrainian hydrometeorological institute showed in a frightening video how the radioactive contaminants would reach even East Hungary, including Budapest if a catastrophe happened in the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.
The video of the Ukrainian institute was retweeted by a Ukrainian journalist, Myroslava Petsa. She wrote that “in case a nuclear disaster at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occurred on Aug 15-18, this is how the released airborne radioactive contaminants would probably get dispersed”:
In case a nuclear disaster at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occurred on Aug 15-18, this is how the released airborne radioactive contaminants would probably get dispersed – Ukrainian hydrometeorological institute pic.twitter.com/1dQLcCtt1u— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) August 18, 2022
The nuclear power plant of Zaporizhzhia is Europe’s biggest one. The Russian forces occupied it in March. Shelling of the buildings started weeks ago, and the sides accuse each other. The Russians do not let professionals of the International Atomic Energy Agency assess the situation and threaten that they will shut the installation if the attacks do not end. Meanwhile, Ukrainians say that Russians use the facility as a military base because they know that opening fire on it would be risky.
KárpátHír says that Ukrainian experts concluded that the radioactive contaminants of the nuclear power plant would reach the Baltic Sea, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. If the cloud continued to the West, it would cover Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and even half of Hungary, including Budapest.
Interestingly, a Russian model is saying that it would not reach Hungary. However, they agree that the consequences would be similar to that of Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011).
Thousands of refugees come to Hungary each day
Fully 7,789 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Thursday, while another 8,856 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters (ORFK) said.
Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 369 people, ORFK told MTI on Friday.
Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added.
Budapest received 247 people, 106 children among them, by train, ORFK said.
Source: KárpátHír, Twitter, MTI
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