There has been a significant radiation spike in the southeastern parts of Moscow, Russia, several news outlets reported.
On the morning of February 7th, 2020, several employees of the “Radon” company which specializes in toxic waste disposal, filmed a short video clearly showing a radiation detector measuring levels sixty times higher than what is considered normal for this area.
The city mayor has announced earlier in the month of January that the radioactive waste will be moved from the area of the former polymetals factory that used to operate at this location. The waste was a clear environmental hazard and prevented construction work being done on the infrastructure. The mayor had also promised vigilant monitoring of the environment during the course of the construction.
Back in the 1950’s and the 60’s, the aforementioned factory kept their industrial waste stored in a bunker out back. Sometime later the surrounding land along with the waste was transferred over to the city’s control while the factory currently does not participate the cleanup because the area is no longer its property.
The work on the infrastructure improvements began in 2018 with over two-and-a-half million people living in this part of the city.
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