Bulgaria Nuclear Agency Disproves Rumors of Radiation Leakage

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Bulgaria Nuclear Agency Disproves Rumors of Radiation Leakage: Bulgaria Nuclear Agency Disproves Rumors of Radiation Leakage Bulgarian officials disproved Saturday the rumors that there had been increased radiation levels in the country. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Representatives of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulation Agency and of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant officially disproved the rumors of radiation leakage, which appeared mostly in Internet forums around noon on Saturday.

The Director of the Nuclear Regulation Agency Sergey Tsochev announced that there was no data about increased radiation levels anywhere in the country and that everything was normal in the capital Sofia, the town of Kozloduy, and elsewhere.

He said that only Unit 6 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant was presently in operation as Unit 5 was undergoing repairs scheduled earlier. (Units 1-4 have been closed down for two years now.)

Tsochev explained the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment had a 24-hour system, which measured the radiation in 34 points around the country, and said it had not shown anything irregular.

He also announced that Bulgaria had not received any information through EU notification system about any potential problems in the Cherna Voda Power Plant in Romania.

The Executive Director of the Kozloduy NPP Ivan Genov also denied any allegations of radiation leakage. He said he could not understand these jokes with which someone was trying to instill fear among the country's population.
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