Scientists suggest that another explosion may occur at Chernobyl due to an increase in the number of neutrons in the underground chamber, Business Insider reports.
Scientists studying the situation in Chernobyl do not rule out the possibility of another explosion because, as they explain, radioactive material is ignited in the underground room. The radioactive waste is smoldering like the embers in a barbecue pit.
Still, scientists think the problem will resolve itself. The number of neutrons has been rising for four years, which will continue for the next few years, so that the explosion will not occur, and then the danger itself will be neutralized.
However, the potential explosion will not be as large-scale as in 1986, which killed 50 people and left thousands dead due to radiation.