WSJ: two Russian radiation monitoring stations stopped sending data after an explosion near Arkhangelsk

Officials reported a communication problem.

Radiation monitoring stations in Dubna and Kirov stopped contacting two days after the explosion at a military facility near Arkhangelsk on August 8. About it writes The Wall Street Journal from the words of Lassina Zerbo – Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

A model of hypothetical particle propagation after an explosion.

The organization made a request, but representatives of the Russian authorities replied that they were experiencing communication problems. Zerbo declined to speculate on what might be causing such problems.

As soon as the stations get in touch, we expect reports from them.Lassina ZerboExecutive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

On August 8, an explosion occurred at a military training ground near Severodvinsk . Under him, five employees of the Rosatom state corporation were killed. The company recorded an excess of radiation by 4-16 times, later explaining that this was due to the passage of a cloud of radioactive inert gases.

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