Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
Russia says a nuclear accident has not occurred on its territory despite "extremely high" traces of a radioactive isotope being found.
Russia's weather service acknowledged it had measured pollution of ruthenium-106 at 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains.
It said there was no health risk.
The announcement appeared to confirm a report by France's nuclear safety institute which detected a cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe.
The Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said on 9 November it had detected ruthenium-106 in France. It added that the... read more
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