The first time the USSR people's deputies learned about some of the particulars was on June 24, 1989, when the Supreme Soviet committee for the environment discussed the candidacy of Izrael for chairmanship of the USSR State Hydrometeorology Committee. The data were daily reported to the government commission stationed in Chernobyl and to the Politburo commission in Moscow. The health ministry and the state agricultural industry committee took decisions on what was to be done in the contaminated areas. All the Chernobyl antiheroes at first doggedly assured society and the world that "the children's health was in no way at risk", then complained that they "had no information and did not know the facts", and so on. The military reported through their own channels, including to the Politburo. The chemical warfare force kept up continuous reporting on the immediate zone.