Residents warned of ‘planned activities of the military authorities’ at site of secretive disaster
Russian authorities have told people in a village near the site of a deadly missile explosion involving a nuclear power test to “leave the territory”, after the accident triggered a spike in radiation.
The country’s state weather service said radiation levels spiked in the Russian city of Severodvinsk by up to 16 times last Thursday after what officials say was an explosion during a rocket engine test on a sea platform.
“We have received a notification … about the planned activities of the military authorities. In this regard, residents of Nyonoksa were asked to leave the territory of the village from 14 August,” authorities in Severodvinsk were quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.
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WNU Editor: Residents are being told to leave now?!?!?!? I do not think the Russian authorities have a handle on this.
Residents told to evacuate after rise in radiation levels near Russian blast site — France 24
Evacuation reports spark confusion after Russia nuclear accident — CBS
Russian village near site of suspected nuclear missile explosion to be evacuated, report says — CNN
Russian town evacutated after nuclear mishap — DW
Russian villagers set for mini-evacuation from fatal nuclear blast area — The Guardian
Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears — Al Jazeera