Ukrainian scientists are studying the surge in nuclear reactions in Chernobyl’s inaccessible space
Chernobyl is the oldest destroyed nuclear reactor in the world, and it makes no sense what could happen to it. E.
However, scientists say a new disaster is unlikely.
Roman Godun, head of the safety department at the Kiev-based Institute for Nuclear Safety Issues, said in a presentation last month that scientists estimate 75 tons of fuel-containing materials in this room – “enough for critical composition”.
“Nobody can be sure how much material there is,” said Godun.
However, Ukrainian scientists assure that thanks to its new boundary, the station has all the systems to contain critical events there.
The new perimeter was built to seal the area and act as a grave to contain any radiation peaks.
Neutron counts have since stabilized in most areas, but have doubled over the past four years in room 305/2 below the reactor, according to Ukrainian scientists, who have to rely on nearby data samples and mathematical models to draw their conclusions to pull.
Mr Godun hopes that new robotic technologies will drill into the room and install sensors to monitor radiation levels under the reactor and make forecasting easier.
However, he warned that “the problem of access to the fuel-containing material cluster should be resolved in the near future”.
Ukraine hopes to work with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a radioactive material management plan later this year that will fund the construction of the new shelter and warned that the work to remove all fuel-containing materials “would take time Decades to complete. “