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In the Japanese metropolis of Yokohama detected radioactive strontium

New traces of radioactive strontium have been detected in the Japanese Yokohama. The city is located 250 kilometers from the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1".

The following substances were found near two sewage drains near the same house, where a few days ago, were also found particles of strontium. This is the first detection of strontium outside the 100-kilometer zone around the plant "Fukushima-1".

Strontium, which local authorities discovered today, has a concentration of 129 becquerels per kilogram, which is a high enough concentration of the radioactive substance.

Radioactive strontium or, as it is called, strontium-90 — a radioactive nuclide

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In Transbaikalia fire spread to more than a thousand hectares of forest

In Transbaikalia for the last day of forest fires have increased by almost one thousand hectares. Today fire 23 forest fires covering more than 2300 hectares of taiga. Eleven fires over an area of 1400 hectares located, ITAR-TASS referring to the headquarters of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Trans-Baikal Territory.

"Fire extinguish prevents dry and windy weather. To extinguish the fire must attract a large number of people and equipment. Now fighting the fire element are up to 720 people and 156 vehicles. The region has four helicopter Siberian Regional Emergency Center", — explained in the Office .

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Petersburg at risk of flooding

Forecasters predicted Wednesday in St. Petersburg strong winds and rising water in the Neva. As noted in the regional Emergencies Ministry will strengthen the southwest winds up to 18-19 meters per second. Wave height in the Gulf will reach 2-2.5 meters. Rise in water level was more than 88 centimeters.

EMERCOM Russia in St. Petersburg, warns residents and visitors to follow precautions in difficult weather conditions.

Floods in Saint Petersburg are recognized when the water level rises to 160 centimeters above zero Kronstadt tide gauge. The last flood was recorded in St. Petersburg in mid-November last year. Since its base

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In Transbaikalia for the autumn wave of forest fires introduced a state of emergency

ULAN-UDE, October 3. / Itar-Tass Subbotin /. In Transbaikalia for the autumn wave of forest fires today introduced a state of emergency / disaster /. "Governor Territory Ravil Geniatulin signed a decree on the introduction of state of emergency because of the large number of fires and adverse meteorological forecasts", — told the ITAR-TASS correspondent in his administration. Operational headquarters for emergency response was led by Vice Prime Minister Alexander Kholmogorov edge. In his words, "the most unfavorable situation is developing in the West region — and in Hilokskaya Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky areas." Kholmogorov believes that boundary forces fire service and Chita

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Near the Fukushima-1 for the first time detected plutonium

The Ministry of Education and Science of Japan today announced that in the soil located 45 kilometers to the northwest of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" village and 5 places discovered plutonium. This is the first detection of plutonium by the Japanese government, the release of which occurred in the nuclear power plant accident, outside the territory of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". However, the Ministry of Education and Science reported that the plutonium concentration is extremely low, the radioactivity of it as low.

The half-life of plutonium is an extremely long one. Plutonium can enter the human body

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Earthquake and Hurricane Irene began the destruction of the monument in Washington, DC

Huge monument to George Washington in the center of Washington today was inspected by engineers to assess the damage that caused the granite obelisk recent earthquake and hurricane "Irene". Because of the threat of collapse is temporarily closed to visitors.

Experts U.S. National Park Service using climbing equipment up to 170-meter obelisk for visual inspection of cracks, which left it rare in these parts earthquake 5.8 points. Recall: the earthquake occurred on 23 August 2011. The day caretakers of the monument had to be evacuated visitors. Just a few days over Washington poured rain, Hurricane "Irene." This further worsened the

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Who came from the Philippines typhoon can destroy Hong Kong

Today, 29 September, at the Hong Kong hit came from the Philippines strongest typhoon Nisat. Because of the approaching hurricane vast majority of institutions and enterprises in Hong Kong can not work. According to media reports, last night in Hong Kong covered large showers with heavy wind. Meteorologists estimate the strength of a hurricane in 10 points, with 8 points in the announced evacuation. Public transport is not functioning. Airports are closed. In the Philippines, where a couple of days ago typhoon turned on full power, killing 35 people were missing — 45 people were injured — 34. Of the

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Claimed 16 lives in the Philippines typhoon Nesat

At least 16 people have died from rampant powerful typhoon "Nesat" that hit the northern Philippines.

Storm surge flooded the center of the capital of Manila, which remained without electricity. Thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas. The Philippines suffer from massive landslides. Powerful typhoon "Nesat" hit the Philippines in the morning of September 27. Evacuated more than 100,000 people in the central region of the country.

The capital of the Philippines — Manila — completely paralyzed. It is expected that the element will rage in the Philippines for two days, and on Thursday will move to China

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Typhoon Nesat left without electricity more than 100 thousand inhabitants of the Philippines

Powerful typhoon "Nesat" hit the Philippines this morning. Announced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in the central region of the country. Capital city of Manila is completely paralyzed. It is expected that the element will rage in the Philippines for two days, and on Thursday will spread to China, according to the British Broadcasting Company BBC.

This morning, the typhoon "Nesat" hit Albay, the central region of the Philippines. At this point, the element has claimed the lives of two people, four more are missing. Speed "Nesata" is about 170 kilometers per hour, the storm is

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Snow was in the Ussuri

Ussuriisk today (September 22) it was snowing. As correspondent SSS, solid precipitation suddenly began at half past four, lasted about 10 minutes and was accompanied by gusty winds. At the moment, the earth has become a white veil, and the road into a skating rink. For pedestrians and drivers of the element was like a bolt from the blue. After a few minutes ago, the sun shone brightly.

Now Ussuriysk the rain and the snow melted.

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