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Nuclear Site Called a Terror Risk

The U.S.-backed Mayak storage facility for plutonium and weapons-grade uranium, whose construction is to be finished this year, is vulnerable to terrorists and a successful attack could cause “a historically unprecedented catastrophe,” according to a complaint filed with the Prosecutor General’s Office. “Plans by international terrorists have revealed a conspiracy to exterminate strategic storages of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium in Russia,” said the complaint, filed by Novosibirsk scientist and inventor Lev Maximov last week and accepted by Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Kolesnikov. It is unclear whether prosecutors will look into the complaint, one of some 2,000 that are filed every week. And the chief engineer of the Mayak project, Boris Gusakov, called the allegation “rubbish,” saying the facility will be able to withstand any attack. Full Story

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