Foresters announce wild boar was contaminated with Cs-137 and Cs-134, Chernobyl type radioactivity

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A wild boar shot on a hunting ground 10 kilometres from the Ukrainian border, managed by the Suceava Forestry Directorate, has been identified with high level of radioactive contamination with Cs-137 and Cs -134, Director-General of the National Registry of Forests (RNP) – Romsilva, Ciprian Pahonţu, has announced on Thursday.

“A wild boar was identified within the Suceava Forestry Directorate and the meat that was analyzed revealed levels exceeding the radioactive contamination. It is a novelty for us. The wild boar was shot on a hunting ground, 17 Botuş, managed by the forestry district of Breaza, which is 10 kilometres away from the border with Ukraine. This alarms us and, together with ANSVSA and the Environmental Guard and all the competent bodies, we will take all the necessary measures in the next period. We are talking about radioactive contamination with Cs-137 and Cs-134. The wild boar was shot on a hunting ground and according to the regulations in force we have to analyze the game meat. We will conduct further analysis measures,” Pahonţu said.

The Romsilva chief said it is the first time foresters have faced such a situation.

The radioactive contamination with Cs-137 and Cs-134 is of the Chernobyl type.

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