Chernobyl NPP State Specialized Enterprise on Monday refuted the message of the state enterprise "NAEK Energoatom" about the flask with radioactive substance.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant noted that no nuclear or radioactive materials have been stolen since the facility was placed under the control of the Russian armed forces.
“On May 7, information appeared on the official Telegram channel of NNEGC Energoatom about an allegedly found flask with a radioactive substance that was stolen during the occupation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant by the Russian army. This message was replicated in the media and widely distributed among the population. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant reports that no nuclear and radioactive materials were stolen during the occupation of the station's industrial site. The station workers have retained full control over nuclear and radioactive materials on the territory of the station,” the Chernobyl nuclear power plant said in a statement.
The Chernobyl administration called on colleagues from NNEGC Energoatom to refute the misinformation and remove the mention of this in their telegram channel, and media representatives to be more responsible in checking fakes.