MOSCOW (Reuters) – Radiation levels in the Russian city of Severodvinsk rose by as much as 16 times on Aug. 8 after an accident that authorities mentioned concerned a rocket take a look at on a sea platform, Russia’s state climate company mentioned on Tuesday, the TASS information company reported.
The protection ministry initially mentioned background radiation had remained regular after the incident on Thursday, however city authorities in Severodvinsk in northern Russia mentioned there had been a short spike in radiation levels.
Greenpeace has mentioned radiation levels rose by 20 times.
Russia’s state climate company, Rosgidromet, mentioned on Tuesday that it believed radiation levels had risen by 4 to 16 times.
Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn