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WSJ: two monitoring station have stopped communicating after the explosion under the Severodvinsk

Two more stations monitoring radiation levels, located on Chukotka and Altai Republic, ceased to communicate after an explosion at a military training ground in Nyonoksa. About it writes the Wall Street Journal, citing Executive Secretary of the Treaty Organization the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban (CTBT) Lassina Zerbo. Previously, data has ceased to transmit station located in Dubna and Kirov.

As told reporters Lassina Zerbo, station in Bilibino in Chukotka and the village Zalesovo Altai Krai has stopped communicating on 13 August, five days after an explosion at a military site near Severodvinsk. The distance between them is more than four thousand kilometers.

Another station in Ussuriysk, continues to regularly transmit data.

Radionuclide stations which have ceased to leave on communication, are part of an international network. They are used in order to monitor compliance with the Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests.

The Russian foreign Ministry saidthat the transfer of data from the monitoring stations is “voluntary”. In comments to “Interfax” Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the explosion under the Severodvinsk “has no environmental risks or any other risks to the environment, population and personnel.”

Recall that in an explosion at a military training ground in Nyonoksa 8 Aug killed five employees of “Rosatom”. After that Roshydromet recorded an increase of background radiation in 16 times in the nearby Severodvinsk. The service explained that the passing cloud of radioactive inert gases.

Source:ru.rfi.fr

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