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As Russia Confirms Radioactivity, Some Suggest a Cover-Up

Mayak nuclear facility appears as possible source of ruthenium 106

(Newser) - In the country's first acknowledgement of a radioactive cloud over Europe, Russia's meteorological service has confirmed "extremely high" concentrations of ruthenium 106 in the country last month. Rosgidromet said Monday that the radioactive isotope formed in nuclear reactors was detected at monitoring stations in Argayash and Novogorny... More »

Russia Catches Iranian With Radioactive Metal

He was trying to board a plane to Tehran

(Newser) - Russian custom agents have seized 18 pieces of radioactive metal from an Iranian man who was trying to board a flight to Tehran, the customs agency announced today. The incident occurred sometime in the past—the agency didn't specify when—at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. The man's luggage... More »

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