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Russian Students Forced To Clean Up Damaged Power Station


Russian emergency workers at the scene of the accident in August

Russian emergency workers at the scene of the accident in August

ABAKAN, Russia -- Officials in Russia's Khakassia Republic are urging university officials to take disciplinary action against those who forced students to do cleanup work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower station, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The republic's prosecutor-general says some officials at the Siberian Federal University branch in the town of Cheremushki, where the power station is located, forced 105 students to do cleanup work after the deadly accident at the station on August 17.

More than 70 people died when a part of the dam at the station broke down and was flooded in August. The accident led to the university moving the start of its academic year from September 1 to October 1.
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