Map shows how Putin would engulf his OWN COUNTRY in radiation as his forces 'shell Ukraine nuclear power plant' | The Sun08/28/2022
A CHILLING map shows how Vladimir Putin could engulf his entire country in radiation as Moscow's forces continue to shell the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The ongoing shelling of Europe's largest nuclear power plant has sparked fears of a potential radiation leak.
Local officials said today that Russian troops targeted Ukrainian towns across the river from the site.
The city of Zaporizhzhia came under fire during the night as well as Nikopol and Marhanets in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Authorities said on Saturday that Putin's forces "repeatedly shelled" the nuclear power plant sparking a massive fire risk.
But Russia's defence ministry said there was more Ukrainian shelling of the plant over the past 24 hours.
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Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Ukrainian forces had shelled the plant twice over the past day and that some shells fell near buildings storing reactor fuel and radioactive waste.
The two countries have previously accused each other of shelling the site.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's state energy operator has shared a concerning map showing how a massive radiation cloud will cover regions of Russia in case of a severe accident in Zaporizhzhia.
Energoatom said that according to the wind direction on Monday the radiation cloud would engulf part of the south of Ukraine and move southeast towards Russia.
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The authority has also warned locals to take necessary precautions such as staying indoors as much as possible, taking iodine tablets, seal their homes by turning off air conditions, fans, ventilation ducts and chimneys.
Residents of areas at risk have also been advised to prepare supplies such as food, water, clothes, valuables and documents.
The warning comes just days after iodine tablets were issued in Zaporizhzhia – about 27 miles from the site.
The pills help block the absorption of radioactive iodine by the thyroid gland in the case of a nuclear disaster.
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was disconnected from the grid for the first time ever on Thursday after fire damage to overhead power lines caused the last two reactors to be cut off.
Continuous shelling on the site has fuelled fears of a catastrophic nuclear disaster as both Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of putting the plant at risk.
A chilling map has revealed that radiation leaks from the nuclear power plant could spread hundreds of miles and affect a total of 13 countries.
In a map created by the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute and shared by Ukrainian BBC journalist Myroslava Petsa, the cloud of radiation from a potential leak at the plant can be seen spreading across Eastern Europe in the space of three days, reaching as far as the Austrian border.
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A total of 13 countries could be affected by radiation leaks from Zaporizhzhia, including Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
The Chornobyl nuclear leak in 1986 was the worst man-made disaster in history, contaminating 150,000 square kilometres of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
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