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Government warns people against using conditioner after a nuclear explosion

Government warns people against using conditioner after a nuclear explosionLast month, the United States pulled out of a nuclear treaty with Russia that prohibited the two nations from possessing, producing or testing thousands of land-based missiles. The U.S. then conducted a missile test that would have been forbidden under the treaty. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a few dos and don'ts that citizens should remember in case a nuclear explosion were to take place.



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'A war zone': Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others, levels building in Maine

'A war zone': Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others, levels building in MaineA firefighter was killed and at least six others were injured when a powerful propane explosion destroyed a new building Monday in Farmington, Maine.



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Russian agency says radioactive isotopes were found after mysterious explosion

Russian agency says radioactive isotopes were found after mysterious explosionThe Aug. 8 explosion on a platform in the White Sea off Nyonoksa caused a reported brief spike in radiation in nearby Severodvinsk.



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Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complex

Heard for miles: Gas explosion hits office, shopping complexA powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the thundering blast, which occurred at about 8 a.m. It came after authorities said they had evacuated the area around the complex because of a suspected early morning gas leak near the complex in Columbia, Maryland. “It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball in a statement.



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Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosionMore than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. It was followed by a brief rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, but the authorities insisted it didn’t pose any danger. The Arkhangelsk regional administration said Friday that 110 medical workers have undergone checks that one man was found with a low amount of radioactive cesium-137 in his muscle tissue.



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Russian nuclear near blast site 'went silent' after missile testing explosion

Russian nuclear near blast site 'went silent' after missile testing explosionTwo Russian radiation monitoring stations went offline last weekend following reports of a nuclear accident in Arkhangelsk region on Russia’s northern frontier, fuelling concerns of a cover-up.  The Russian government has been vague and at times contradictory when addressing the mysterious explosion near a military test range on August 8.  At least five nuclear scientists died, and a brief radiation spike was detected over nearby Severodvinsk. According to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which operates an international network of radiation monitoring stations, two key Russian stations went offline two days after the unexplained explosion and reports of radiation spikes. According to Russian officials, RBC reported, the stations in Dubna and Kirov experienced “network and communications problems” two days after the explosion in Arkhangelsk region. Russia nuclear map The Russian military has denied that any radiation was released by the explosion, and an official statement from Severodvinsk authorities notifying the public of an increase in radiation levels was quietly withdrawn from the city government’s website.  International confirmation of a radiation spike is hard to come by.  CTBTO head Lassina Zerbo wrote on Twitter Sunday that the organisation was addressing with station operators “technical problems experienced at two neighboring stations.” He included a graphic of the organisation's modelling of radioactive particle dispersal over time. The graphic included time stamps indicating where CTBTO models predicted radioactive particles would travel. Antennas of a testing facility for seismic and infrasound technologies of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Credit: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo According to this model, when the two Russian stations stopped reporting, the particles would have been passing directly overhead.  Some have speculated that the blast was caused by a failed test of a nuclear-powered cruise missile.  However, evidence suggests that whatever radiation was released by the August 8th explosion was localised and small scale. Experts say a nuclear-powered cruise missile would release far more. “When the US deliberately blew apart a nuclear rocket engine at the Nevada Test side in 1965 to see what would happen, the peak gamma dose rate 25 km downwind was 700 microSieverts per hour – hundreds of times greater than what was observed in Severodvinsk,” Edwin Lyman, director of the Nuclear Safety Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists said.



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What a Deadly Nuclear Explosion In Russia Tells Us About the World's New Arms Race

What a Deadly Nuclear Explosion In Russia Tells Us About the World's New Arms Race"Accidents happen," said Vladimir Putin. But this wasn't simply a case of rotten luck



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'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spike

'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spikeDonald Trump tweaked Russia over a mysterious explosion he said was tied to a nuclear-powered missile Moscow officials have described as a new weapon.



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Town told to evacuate, then stay, after Russian rocket explosion: Here's what we know now

Town told to evacuate, then stay, after Russian rocket explosion: Here's what we know nowAn explosion at a Russian military site in the White Sea is shrouded in mystery. Nearby Nyonoksa had an evacuation cancelled. Here's what we know.



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Deadly explosion at Russian test site involved nuclear power source, reports say

Deadly explosion at Russian test site involved nuclear power source, reports sayAn explosion at a Russian base that killed at least five people last week involved a small nuclear reactor, state nuclear officials said.



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