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Radiation up to ?16 times? the norm near Russia blast site

MOSCOW: Radiation levels were up to 16 times the norm in a nearby town after an explosion at a Russian missile testing site, the national weather service said Tuesday.The explosion at the Arctic facility on Thursday killed five scientists with Russia s nuclear agency, which later confirmed they were involved in testing new weapons. More victims were hospitalised. Rosgidromet, the weather monitoring service, said its sensors in Severodvinsk, a town about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the Nyonoksa test site, registered gamma radiation exceeding background levels by four to 16 times .

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