Brest ecologists are worried

2011 2011-10-14T18:05:54+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The construction of dwelling houses and a shopping and leisure center is carried out actively in Brest, on the territory which was used for unloading and interim storing of the uranic ore waste, brought from the German Democratic Republic during the Soviet times.

Representatives of the civil association “Ekadom” consider this territory as unsuitable for constructing houses and shopping centers, as several years ago the level of radioactive Cesium and Strontium exceeded the norm by 80 times. After the upper layer of the ground was removed and taken away the Brest authorities assured that there was no danger. However, the ecologists doubt. One of them, Sviatlana Maksimuk, states that radioactive dust which used to be part of the soil, is carried by wind and can present danger for a long time.