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Four people convicted of violating radiation safety.

According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, the court found four residents of Kiev region guilty of violating the requirements of radiation safety.

The Department of Public Prosecutions of Kiev region and the Central Department for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ukrainian Security Service in late May 2008 detained persons from Ivankovsky area trying to remove 15 tons of metal from the ChNPP exclusion zone without the enclosed documents, for subsequent sale as scrap metal.

During the investigation, it was found that the dose of radiation of those products was hundred times higher than permissible limits. According to the results of the investigation, two of four suspects are employees of the police office of the exclusion zone.

31 October Ivankovsky District Court found them guilty of committing their alleged crimes. Court sentenced under the appropriate sanction articles of the Penal Code, including imprisonment.

Александр Сирота

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