A driver was caught with 3 tons of radioactive wood, which was being transported to Kyiv

A driver was caught with 3 tons of radioactive wood, which was being transported to Kyiv

Katerina Belousova

The bark was exported without any dosimetric control

In Zhytomyr region, border guards exposed a truck driver who tried to take 3 tons of tree bark out of the Chornobyl zone of unconditional (compulsory) evacuation.

The driver planned to sell the bark in Kyiv as a decorative element for landscape design, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.

It is noted that border guards responded to operational information about a possible violation.

The report emphasized that the driver did not have any proper documents for the wood and appropriate dosimetric control.

"The border guards called the National Police officers and sent a message about the detection of signs of a criminal offense, provided for in Art. 267-1 of the CCU "Violation of the requirements of the radiation safety regime", the press service said.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Zhytomyr region, in Narodytskyi Hromada, the village council illegally leased 1437 hectares of land in the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl NPP, i.e. radioactive contamination, for the cultivation of grain crops.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, employees of the State Bureau of Investigation completed a pre-trial investigation into the forester and senior foreman of the Berehomet Forestry in Bukovina, who in April 2022 organized a "forest scheme" worth 2.2 million UAH.

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