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A second Russian nuclear facility endangered by wildfires

With Russia still suffering from ongoing heat and dry conditions up to 40C, nearly 500,000 acres of land were currently ablaze.

Fire threatens Russian nuclear centre,  By Benedikt Von Imhoff  AAP * August 09, 2010 THE battle against forest and peat bog fires around Russia continues, with new fires at one nuclear research site just after firefighters had succeeded in securing another one.

A fire had erupted near the nuclear research centre in Snezhinsk, about 80km south of Yekaterinburg, the Civil Defence Ministry told the Russian newswire Interfax. Fire services had so far been able to contain it.

Although fire-fighters had been able to make some progress, more than 250 new fires had broken out over the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

With Russia still suffering from ongoing heat and dry conditions up to 40C, nearly 500,000 acres of land were currently ablaze.

However, the fires in the region around the nuclear research centre in Sarov, some 321km east of Moscow, had been extinguished. Like Snezhinsk, the city can normally only be entered with special permits……….. Fire threatens Russian nuclear centre | Herald Sun

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