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Russia denies its nuclear plants are source of radiation leak

first_imgRadiation levels around the two powers stations “have remained unchanged in June,” a spokesperson for the state controlled nuclear power operator Rosenergoatom told Tass news agency. (BBC) RUSSIA has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants. The Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant is operating normally, Russian officials said.GETTY IMAGES It said the material could indicate “damage to a fuel element.” But in a statement, Russia’s nuclear energy body said its two power stations in the north-west – the Leningrad NPP and the Kola NPP – were working normally and that no leaks had been reported. Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last week they had found higher-than-usual amounts of radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere. A Dutch public health body said that, after analyzing the data, it believed the material came “from the direction of western Russia.”last_img

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