The crack was found in the reactor at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, Ohio

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said that in the protective housing of the reactor at the plant in Ohio, found a crack.

Crack length of about 30 feet. Engineers have yet to determine what caused the damage is and how dangerous it is.

Nuclear power plant was built in 1970 and in 2011, it was planned reconstruction. There is not an expert opinion, official sources refused to comment on the severity of damage and the existence of a threat of radioactive contamination.

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The disappearance of the island of Greenland make up a kilometer

Complete disappearance of the Greenland ice sheet will cause the island picked up out of the sea a mile and now the rate of vertical movement is about three centimeters a year, according to a study published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

"Greenland is constantly rising, it is caused by the melting of glaciers, their weight pressing on the island. Now rate of uplift of up to three centimeters a year — and three feet in a century — and if all the ice melts at 100%, the island will be higher per kilometer,"

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Snowfall stopped in Czech rail

Snowfall broke the Czech railways, the last day the trains were stopped more than 20 sites across the country, according to the Czech news agency CTK, citing the Press Secretary Office of the railway infrastructure Tomas Drvotu.

"International trains are late for half an hour, some local trains in the Czech Republic have been canceled," — said Drvota. According to him, because of wet snow on Saturday night stopped traffic at 13 sites of Czech Railways.

Trees under the weight of wet snow falling on train tracks, blocking the movement of trains.

Machinists three compositions could not brake in time,

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In the Pacific, the storm stripped the Russian vessel management

Russian cargo ship in distress Evening star in the Pacific Ocean, "Vesti. Ru".

It was damaged by hurricane winds and 10-foot waves. As told "Interfax" spokesman EMERCOM Russia's Kamchatka region Tatiana Yuhmanova, the alarm message on the ship, making the transition through the First Kuril Strait, arrived in the MOE of marine border on Saturday night. It was initially reported that the disaster suffered a Russian trawler. Yuhmanova noted that the ship did not lose speed, but drifts. Down came automation, control the ship. In the area of disaster continues storm. Wind speed in gusts up to 27 meters per

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New peaks in solar activity will occur in 2012 and 2013

As reported, the sun is entering a new active phase causes abnormal magnetic storms, and the peak of solar activity will be in 2012 and 2013. The information was deputy director of the Central Astronomical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Yuri Nagovitsyn opened in St. Petersburg in the international conference "European Week of Astronomy and Space", ITAR-TASS reported.

The forum was attended by more than five hundred of famous scientists and specialists. According Nagovitsyn, the previous peak solar developed a relatively long time — twelve and a half years, and the previous high was

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Death of fish in the reservoir Gilevskom

Residents Loktevskogo Altai Region discuss the topic in the death of fish Gilevskom Reservoir, allegedly due to the fall in the river Aley spent stage rocket launched from Baikonur.

As the correspondent of IA "Amitel" Loktevskogo district administration head Sergei Solovyov, never in the history of space in the Area falling stage.

According to him, there were rumors about the fall of more than a month ago, on the banks of the reservoir Gilevskogo Alley and in places not intended for swimming, were set sold out "No swimming". "It is a heat wave. Loktevskogo In the area already have drowned,

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KGB chief to resign

Last week, in Belarus there was a very significant event that has, as stated, Belarusian and Russian politicians, very serious implications. Belarus President Lukashenko dismissed the head of the National Security Committee (KGB) Vadim Zaitsev, who, incidentally, is a great time working in the Russian FSB.

By itself, it would seem commonplace event would not have caused such a resonance, but the resignation of the strongest intelligence agencies in at least CIS forces look at the situation with a more critical side. First, it is alleged suicide of a KGB colonel, which occurred just before retirement. So, experts say, something

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MOE has extended storm warning in the Voronezh region

Heat up to 39 degrees is expected in the coming days in the Voronezh region, rescuers renewed storm warning in the region, said the MOE.

Abnormally hot weather is in Voronezhkoy region since the beginning of the week. During normal daytime temperature of 27 degrees, the temperature rises to 32-35. On Wednesday rescuers declared a storm warning in the region because of the heat, which is then extended to Sunday.

"Prior to August 5 in the Voronezh region expected strong heat to 39 degrees," — said in a statement.

Forecasters say that since 2010, the region had such hot days.

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About 100 tons of contaminated with Escherichia coli meat from Paraguay found in the port of Vladivostok

Vladivostok. July 20. Interfax-Far East — the Party of almost 100 tons of beef from Paraguay infected with dangerous bacteria, found experts in the port of Vladivostok.

"Laboratory studies of incoming meat have shown that it is infected with E. coli," — said Wednesday the agency "Interfax-Far East" assistant head of the regional administration Rosselkhoznadzor Vitaly Salenko.

According to him, decided to return to the danger of the party to the sender.

"Right now infected beef already on its way back to Paraguay," — said V.Salenko.

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