RUSSIAN ARRESTS

BY MARK ROWE
TWO Russian geologists who prepared maps of radioactive pollution in Siberia are to be charged with revealing state secrets. The environmentalists wanted to use the maps and a 107-page report they had compiled to attract attention to increasing radioactivity around a chemical plant involved in the production of nuclear fuel near Angarsk, a town of 300,000 people close to Lake Baikal, south-central Siberia. The Russian Federal Security Service confiscated the maps but the geologists deny the accusations of disclosing state secrets. Their findings ...


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