Rumors about extraordinary situation in Volgodonsk atomic electro-station caused panic among Adygeya inhabitants (Northern Caucasus)
The radiating environment in Adygeya territory corresponds to the normal level. As they informed IĄ REGNUM correspondent in the Federal branch of the Ministry on extraordinary situations (MES) across Adygeya Republic, for the last two weeks the radiating environment remained at the former level - 12 micro-roentgens an hour while the critical norm makes 30 micro-roentgens.
"There are no occasions for panic; we do not note cases of refusal to let children got to school and preschool institutions", - they declared in the republican MES. In the streets of Maykop the experts of civil defense and extraordinary situations of Adygeya Republic carried out gaugings with special equipment, which tests were shown in the local television news.
Nevertheless, in connection with the rumors about extraordinary situation in Volgodonsk, in Adygeya Republic a wave of panic could be seen: the streets of the settlements appreciablly became abandoned - despite of the statements of authorities that it was a false alarm. In Maykop town drugstores people bought much more iodinized medicine than usual; in shops population actively bought up milk and dairy products.
Let's remind, information of explosion threat in Volgodonsk AES (Rostov region), unknown person informed by phone "02", was announced on May 20 in a number of mass-media. As the chief of the press centre of the Southern regional centre of the Ministry on extraordinary situations of Russian Federation Oleg Grekov informed IĄ REGNUM correspondent (referring to the secure work chief of Volgodonsk AES Leonid Aliferenko), any incidents connected to emergencies in the work of the nuclear reactor of Volgodonsk atomic electro-station had not taken place, both any threat to the population and the territories does not exist.