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Mongolians alarmed by alleged Russian radiation cover-up

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Mongolians alarmed by alleged Russian radiation cover-up

Russia has been accused of covering up the extent of radioactive contamination after a mysterious explosion at a military site in the country’s remote northwest. Elevated radiation levels — of up to 16 times the average — were detected 40 km from the city of Severodvinsk in the aftermath of the event, according to The New York Times.

World media agencies have been alarmed that a vast cloud of nuclear radiation has been spreading over the countries of Central Asian. Mongolia borders with Russia, so, naturally people have been wondering what will happen if the cloud arrives here.  Our News Agency has clarified the situation with the Mon-Atom Nuclear Energy Company and Metropolitan Professional Inspection Department.

According to Ts.Damdinsuren, executive of Mon-Atom LLC, if the wind flow is from the north-west, then cloud of radiation will be able to drift into Mongolia.

But, Sh.Sandag-Ochir, director of controlling nuclear and radiation at Metropolitan Professional Inspection Department said that there has not been any sign of increased radiation levels near Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia has 35 radiation monitoring stations in nationwide.

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