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The South-East Expressway, the construction of which is underway in Moscow, they really will pass through the territory of a nuclear burial ground. This was reported on the website of the organization “Greenpeace”, which took samples of soil at the site.
Samples were taken from the Moscow plant of polymetals near moskvoreche platform, which will host the track and sent for analysis to the experts of the Department of radiochemistry, chemical faculty, Moscow state University. “Analysis of soil samples near the train platform moskvoreche confirmed that the soil belongs to the category of radioactive waste, — stated in the message of Greenpeace. — There were selected four samples which can be transferred to other laboratories”.
The message of ecologists specify that the performance tests for alpha radionuclides were 11.9 times more than required to by Russian law to carry the soil to the category of radioactive waste.
“Construction work on this territory can lead to shifting of the soil, exposure to radioactive waste, leaching, weathering,” warned Greenpeace, Recalling that when ingested alpha-radionuclides in the body with the breath and food of internal irradiation, contributing to the development of cancer.
The Russian branch of the company appealed to the city authorities with the requirement to prohibit on the site construction work to install on-site signs “radiation hazard” and to limit access to radioactive territory.
According to the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov, the 270-foot bridge across the Moscow river, and construction affected areas of the Moscow factory of polymetals must be completed by the end of 2022.
Passage South-East of the chord on radioactive territory became the reason of active public discussion in the first half of 2019. In April, the enterprise “radon” jointly with the emergencies Ministry measured radioactive background on the site, identifying the exceedance of the allowable readings at some points hundreds of times. Reacting to public outrage, the architectural Committee stated that the construction of the Expressway will not be conducted on radioactive sites.
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