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Russian missiles struck a radioactive waste disposal site near Kyiv, say Ukrainian authorities.

Russian missiles hit a radioactive waste disposal site near Kyiv, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) said in a statement early Sunday morning.

The attack happened at about 1:20 am local time on Sunday at a disposal site of the Kyiv branch of the State Specialized Enterprise "Radon." It is unclear where exactly this site is located.

"The automated radiation monitoring system failed," SNRIU said in the statement. "But the surveillance cameras recorded the falling missiles."

The extent of the radiation cannot be assessed until fighting in the area has ceased, SNRIU added.

https://www.businessinsider.com/radioactive-waste-disposal-site-near-kyiv-struck-by-russian-missiles-2022-2?op=1&r=US&IR=T
https://news.yahoo.com/radioactive-waste-disposal-site-near-kyiv-hit-by-airstrike-ukraine-officials-say-143227754.html

There is no change of the few detectors around Kyiv and they are updating, but the detectors in the exclusion zone are still not reporting; https://www.saveecobot.com/en/radiation-maps#11/50.4452/30.5399/gamma/comp+cams+fire
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UN Says Ukraine Radioactive Waste Site Struck

BERLIN—The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says missiles have hit a radioactive waste disposal site in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, but there are no reports of damage to the buildings or indications of a release of radioactive material.

In a statement late Sunday, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi says Ukrainian authorities informed his office about the overnight strike. He says his agency expects to soon receive the results of on-site radioactive monitoring.

The report came a day after an electrical transformer at a similar disposal facility in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was damaged.

Such facilities typically hold low-level radioactive materials such as waste from hospitals and industry, but Grossi says the two incidents highlight a “very real risk.” He says if the sites are damaged there could be “potentially severe consequences for human health and the environment.”


https://www.theepochtimes.com/live-updates-un-says-ukraine-radioactive-waste-site-struck_4306116.html

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