Trouble between the Volga and Urals

2017-11-11

in Politics, The environment

Some kind of nuclear accident, probably “involving nuclear fuel or the production of radioactive material” and not a nuclear reactor, seems to have taken place in Russia: Russia named as likely source of Europe radioactivity spike

Continuing a tradition established by the Chernobyl disaster and the Kyshtym disaster, the information comes from radiation monitors in other countries and has so far been denied by Moscow.

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. November 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

The Mayak reprocessing plant in the Chelyabinsk region, which has already been fingered by analysts as a likely origin of the leak, was involved in several incidents in the past, including most recently a nuclear waste dump into a nearby river in 2004. In 1957, the plant triggered what environmental activists later called the world’s “second biggest nuclear disaster in history” after a storage tank exploded and radioactive waste was spread across the region — contaminating tens of thousands of people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/21/that-harmless-radioactive-cloud-over-europe-did-come-from-russia-after-all/

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