Donbass on the verge of ecological disaster: water fills a nuclear mine

In Donbass started talking about the radiation hazard. Near Donetsk the water Sunday began uncontrollably to fill the place of another Soviet nuclear explosion, flood closed the mine soon – a year or two, but the consequences of this process to the end nobody understands.


the coast of the Azov sea

A formal process of flooding the most famous mines of Donbass “Young Kommunar”, began in December last year. In the mine in 1979 under the earth for peaceful purposes atomic bomb exploded. It was assumed that the explosion will make gas from the coal mine in a lot of cracks. But what is beautiful is looked on paper in a project that in reality did not happen in Yenakiyevo and Winecommune cracks went home, something which broke the glass, and at a depth of about a kilometer under the influence of the extreme temperatures of the explosion formed by a vitreous body with a diameter of 29 meters, filled with water with the products of radioactive decay.

With the bomb exploded in the Donbass has a reservoir of stories. For example, say that beautiful radioactive wreckage formed fused glass miners all these years carried home as Souvenirs. Mine somehow, but still worked until 2001, when it was finally closed as unprofitable. Since the “object Kluwer” kept dry, pumping out the water pumps. And the official position of the relevant Ukrainian authorities remains “wet” preservation of repository for radioactive waste is unacceptable.

The fact that really say what will happen when mine “Yunkom” flood, significantly no one can say. The vitreous body did not survive the first ten years under the earth in 1989 drilled exploration wells found that the capsule partially collapsed to a quarter of its already is the debris. All this at a depth of about a kilometer, how much radiation and where you will go – no one is safe not say.

With confidence in the current Donbass no one at all about the situation with the bowels can not speak. Head of mining research institutes in Donetsk and Makiivka, mine uncontrollably collapsed across the front lines in 2014, close them and flood on both sides of the front line absolutely agreed – about the rise of the mine water scientists judged very roughly.

“You know, the past some measurements on controlled Ukraine of the territory was carried out in 2016, – explained the correspondent of “MK” a source in Kiev. – Well researched? The scholars threw stones and with a stopwatch counted the number of flies to splash – so “in pencil” and believed. And mine, of course, closed. That’s just, for example, the mine “Butovka” officially closed.”

Closed it because at this mine were advanced positions of the APU. Network saw footage of how tank DNR direct fire shot mine KOPR, which usually sat a Ukrainian artillery spotter. “The cradle” of course not working since 2014, and pumping water from it is not. And near Putilovskiy and Oktyabrskaya mines the same story. And the output of all these mines go under the Donetsk…

Around the “Uncola” the situation is worse. There is a working Association “Ordzhonikidzeugol”, during the battle of 2014, there is “closed” 5 mines, coal mining in the Union fell by 24 times! In 2017 summer planning and stopped the pumps on two mines next to the “Uncommon” – “Poltava” and “Red October”. And it became clear that the old pumps “Uncola” with the influx of water will never cope – all the mines in these areas are linked.

The rise of the mine water, related environmental issues and especially the situation with the aftermath of a nuclear explosion on the “Income” – a very sensitive topic in the DPR. She is constantly raised in Minsk and in all international venues, respectively is highly classified. But sources “MK” in Donetsk claim that local scientists are doing everything to “the disaster was in managed mode”. On the territory of the breakaway republics did a thorough research of the situation with the mine waters. Results it is also classified, but the recommendation of the famous scientists proposed to put at least three powerful sump of the complex(FOC), which will save the situation or at least soften it to the flooded towns of Donbass, in the most risky areas. One such wok built with the help of Russia and opened on 28 February 2018 just in Yenakiyevo, will there be money for other things – God knows.

Where will the radioactive water when you pour the capsule of a nuclear explosion at Yenakiyevo – too it is unclear. In the drafting of the “wet” conservation object “Cleavage” was involved in the engineering center “Vnipipromtechnologii”. In Soviet times this Institute was responsible for all industrial nuclear explosions in the country and knows exactly what blew up and what are their consequences in 1979 under Yenakiyevo.

At the disposal of “MK” is an analytical note on the environmental situation in the Donbas, drafted a year ago in Moscow. According to her, the mass of the radioactive melt in the “Income” is 150 tons and has a volume of 60 cubic meters.

If radioactive emissions to groundwater after flooding the mines fall into the Seversky Donets, the farther they will go to Russia in the don and the Azov sea…

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