Technogenic cesium-137

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International organizations help Chornobyl-affected territories in Rivne region

21.06.2008 | 17:28 | Ukrinform

In frames of the Chornobyl Recovery and Development Program, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) helped to create cultivated grasslands in Rokytne district, Volyn region (West Ukraine) polluted as a result of the Chornobyl disaster. Due to the funds earmarked, grasses were sowed on the polluted lands able to absorb a technogenic cesium-137.
Among the projects implemented by international organizations in Rivne region is a UN grant for reconstruction of schools, youth centers, medical-midwife stations. Apart from this, educational campaigns were held in the region as well - production of information bulletins for distribution in schools and hospitals, children are supplied with vitamins etc.