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After the action of removing radioactive lightning rods, according to the official data of the Agency for Protection against Ionizing Radiation, about 3,000 of them were removed from the buildings. There are 600 left, of which 60 are in residential buildings. What currently protects us from lightning and who bears the costs of installing a new lightning protection installation?
When lightning strikes, there is a danger of lightning strikes, so objects higher than 30 meters must have a lightning protection installation.
Tenants in Zagorska Street 8 in New Belgrade, in a building with 13 floors and 70 apartments, have been struggling with a radioactive lightning rod for years, and due to the strong wind, it has now collapsed and broken in two places.
“The pole itself fell on the ventilation pole, and the bar with the radioactive lightning rod fell on the roof of the solitaire. Now not only because we are exposed to the danger of radioactivity because of the ball that is directly on the roof of the solitaire, on the floor, but also because we no longer have any lightning rod “, pointed out the resident of Zagorska Street Julia Rubinstejn.
Disturbed tenants reported the problem to a professional building manager.
“A radioactive lightning rod should stand in the air, under this ball, which contains radioactive elements, there should be a lead plate that prevents the flow of radiation down to the residential building, ie all radiation should go to the atmosphere,” said Dragica Sesic. manager of the Housing Association.
She states that the radioactive ball that is placed directly on the roof of the building represents a huge security risk.
In the action of removing radioactive lightning rods, about 3,000 such lightning rods were removed from the buildings.
“According to the data of the Agency for Ionizing Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, there are about 600 radioactive lightning rods left. The Vinca Institute is in charge of dismantling, transporting and permanent storage of the radioactive lightning rod, because it is a radioactive lightning rod,” said Igor Muscet from “Tesla sistem”.
Faraday’s cage as protection
Experts say that it is easiest to protect newer buildings from reinforced concrete from lightning, so the tenants in them do not have to be afraid of atmospheric discharges.
Homeowners have a Faraday cage as protection. A standard lightning protection installation should accept electricity and conduct it to the ground.
“When it comes to regular protection against atmospheric discharge, it is necessary to regularly inspect, visually, and perform measurements of the lightning installation and grounding. When we talk about new facilities, it is necessary to do a lightning installation project and get approval for work,” concluded Muscet.