The fire in the Moscow Center for Nuclear Research

The fire in the Moscow Center for Nuclear Research Facts

February 5, 2012 at the Moscow Center for Nuclear Research was a fire. As it turned out, the incident occurred in the building, which is located in the southwest part of the city in an abandoned nuclear reactor, which was built 60 years ago. All the staff were immediately evacuated. According to official statements, there is no reason to fear a radiation leak, the more that the reactor has long been not functioning. No injuries were reported.

Open flames in a fire was observed, was visible only smoke emanating from that part of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, where the cable is not in contact with nuclear materials. But Russian Greenpeace is very concerned by what had happened and said that the incident is potentially dangerous.

In the vicinity of the building felt a characteristic pungent odor. To fight the fire was sent 30 fire engines and ambulances. However, according to the Interfax news agency, rescue workers for a long time refused to start extinguishing. In the media received conflicting reports of the end of fighting fire.

Over the past seven days, it is the world's third case involving a hazardous radioactive substances.

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