Background radiation in Primorye are checked every hour

Specialists Primgidrometa Tuesday switched to hourly monitoring of background radiation in Primorye in connection with the nuclear test in North Korea's neighbor, told RIA Novosti the Primgidrometa.

North Korea on Tuesday officially announced that conducted successful underground test of a nuclear device compact great destructive power, the Western media reported with reference to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

"In connection with an event in North Korea, according to the instructions, we switched to a more frequent measurement of background radiation. They will now take place every hour," — said the representative Primgidrometa.

He said that as of 17:00 local time (10:00 MSK) background radiation in Primorye is normal and does not exceed the average.

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