The State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management allows for the settlement of the southern part of the Chernobyl zone in not less than 20 years, the acting chairman of the Agency Dmytro Bobro said.
According to Bobro, this period is explained by the completion of the half-life of some radioactive substances.
At the same time, in his opinion, half of the total area will be never settled.
Acting head also noted that at present, 100-200 square meters are suitable for economic activity, but people cannot live there.
Under the law, this standard for population is 1 mSv per year, and if people live in the exclusion zone, they will get exposure of more than 5 mSv per year.
He said that there are diverse and often opposing points of view on this issue among the experts, but the decision will be taken considering the effective regulations.
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