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A radioactive radiation source has been found in the area of the rehabilitation work at the Barnaul TETS-2 heating-and-power plant
A radioactive radiation source has been found in the area of the rehabilitation work at the Barnaul TETS-2 heating-and-power plant, where a major breakdown occurred on March 25, the Altai Territory centre of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) announced on Thursday. "The source was found on Wednesday afternoon. According to preliminary estimates, the power of radioactive radiation near the source exceeded 8-9 fold the background radiation norms and practically dropped down to the natural background within a one-metre radius," an RME Territorial Centre official specified. The source supposedly had earlier served as an active element of a flaw-detecting device designed to check the quality of welding and had been lost under circumstances that have not been ascertained so far. An official at the AltaiEnergo Company has acknowledged the fact of discovery of the radiation source and said that the Company was prepared to make an official statement on that score later on. This, however, "will not, apparently, affect" the duration of rehabilitation work at the TETS-2 plant, the official added. Law enforcement agencies have launched an inquiry in connection with the discovery of the radiation source.
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