On the eve of the 35th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Major General of the FSB of Russia, retired Anatoly Tkachuk, who at that time was the head of the operational group of the KGB of the USSR for the troops of the Chernobyl zone, in an interview with RIA Novosti on Monday, April 26, said that the version The terrorist attack as the cause of the disaster at the nuclear power plant was developed very seriously, with the involvement of specialists of various profiles, but in the end it turned out that the actions of the personnel of the fourth power unit led to the accident.
“We interviewed many people who witnessed unusual phenomena that could indirectly speak of human intervention. It was necessary to pay attention to any of these statements, to scrupulously check them, ”he said.
At the same time, as Tkachuk recalls, the entire history of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was studied since the beginning of its construction. As a result, it turned out that earlier there was a lot of information about numerous violations – both in technology and in the quality of materials.
All versions were painstakingly supplemented, painstakingly analyzed by various specialists.
As a result, it turned out that the cause of the accident was the actions of the personnel of the fourth power unit, which brought the reactor to a state where an explosion was inevitable, said the agency’s interlocutor.
Specialists of the state corporations Rosatom, Roshydromet, Rospotrebnadzor timed to the anniversary of the nuclear power plant disaster a report “35 years of the Chernobyl accident. Results and problems of overcoming the consequences in Russia ”. This work was published under the auspices of the Institute for Safe Development of Nuclear Power Engineering (IBRAE), Russian Academy of Sciences.
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on the night of April 26, 1986. The explosion occurred at the RBMK-1000 atomic reactor of power unit No. 4, as a result of which a lot of radioactive substances were released into the environment. According to the information provided by experts, the cause of the incident was a gross violation of the rules for the operation of the nuclear power plant, committed by the personnel of Unit 4. On the territory of Russia, the Bryansk, Kaluga, Oryol and Tula regions were the most affected by nuclear pollution.
In November last year, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachenko, proposed to introduce several objects located on the territory of the Chernobyl exclusion zone into the UNESCO World Heritage List.