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Wildfires threaten Russian nuclear labs

Russia’s nuclear chief admitted today that the deadly summer wildfires ravaging the country have forced his agency to pack up and remove "all explosive and radioactive material" from a top-secret research lab east of Moscow: "I can guarantee that even in an extreme situation with squalling winds there is no danger to nuclear security, no ...

ARTYOM KOROTAYEV/AFP/Getty Images
ARTYOM KOROTAYEV/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s nuclear chief admitted today that the deadly summer wildfires ravaging the country have forced his agency to pack up and remove "all explosive and radioactive material" from a top-secret research lab east of Moscow:

"I can guarantee that even in an extreme situation with squalling winds there is no danger to nuclear security, no threat of radiation, explosions, or environmental consequences," he added.

Gosh, why would anyone think so?

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