(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 16 – In the event of an emergency at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia occupied by Russian forces, at least 400,000 people should be evacuated: the head of the military administration of the homonymous region told the broadcaster Apostrophe TV , Oleksandr Starukh, according to Ukrinform.
Starukh explained that the situation in Enerhodar, the city that hosts the power plant, is considered “dangerous” and that the evacuation plan of the city and the area at risk of radiation contamination is currently being adjusted, taking into account recent developments. military.
“The situation is dangerous not only for the Zaporizhzhia region. If we consider the mandatory evacuation zone of 50 kilometers due to a possible accident at the nuclear power plant, we are talking about more than 200,000 people in our region and 200,000 in the Dnipropetrovsk region. . We are talking about the cities of Nikopol, Marhanets, Enerhodar, Vasylivka, Dniprorudne and others, “the official said.
Starukh then noted that the full implementation of civil protection measures is complicated because part of the territory is under the control of Russian forces.
As for the radiation levels in the nuclear power plant, they remain “stable”, said Starukh: “The indicators do not exceed the norm. But everything can change at any moment due to the senseless activities of the invasion forces”, he said. (HANDLE).