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Group Warns Of Possible Russian Nuclear-Dump Blast

(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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