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Group Warns Of Possible Russian Nuclear-Dump Blast


http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) June 1, 2007 -- The Norwegian environmental group Bellona has warned that a nuclear waste dump in northwestern Russia may be in danger of exploding.


The huge storage tanks in Russia's Kola Peninsula contain spent nuclear-fuel rods that were used to power Russian nuclear submarines.


Bellona said salt water has leaked into the tanks and could cause an "uncontrolled chain reaction."


The group cited a report by the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, describing the danger.


(AP, dpa)

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