Evidence from the investigation shows that radiation levels in areas where Russian military operations occurred are higher than previously estimated. The IAEA assured in April of this year that radiation levels were not a significant environmental or public safety issue, but evidence from the investigation team contradicts this statement.
The Chornobyl investigation team wrote that Russian military action against the essential laboratories, databases, and radiation monitoring systems severely damaged the scientific infrastructure specifically built to study the impact of radiation on people and the environment.
“Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist at Greenpeace Germany said”
The war in Ukraine has led to increased nuclear dangers for the world, which includes research and international cooperation. The people conducting radiation pollution monitoring are endangered by Russian landmines and artillery shells. This crime is one more consequence of Russia’s illegal occupation and the IAEA is hesitant to address the scale of radioactive hazards at Chornobyl.
Greenpeace Germany is concerned with the IAEA’s lack of independence with regards to nuclear safety in Ukraine. For example, Mikhail Chudakov, the IAEA Deputy Director-General, used to be an official at Rosatom.
I’m not sure which quote I want to paraphrase, so take this entire paragraph as a paraphrase.
The levels of radiation inside the trenches are apparently low-level nuclear waste, and Russia was evidently operating in a highly radioactive environment. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fails to mention this next to reporting that nothing is normal with the radiation levels inside the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. The IAEA likely overlooked this and have no conclusive reason for doing so.
In order to analyze the Russian military’s maneuvers, it commissioned an analysis of multispectral imagery from the Sentinel 2 constellation satellite and NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite. Expert military advisors analyzed these images and concluded that the fires had been set deliberately by the Russian military.