Nuclear waste dump partly secured

  • 2003-05-08
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNThe first phase of cleanup at the radioactive waste pond near the town of Sillamae has been completed, allowing residents to breathe a bit more easily until experts manage to complete the containment effort.Shortly after gaining independence, Estonian officials discovered previously classified information on the pond, bringing to the public's attention the waste storage facility of the uranium processing plant in the northeastern town of Sillamae for the first time. According to Soviet-era documents, the sludge-filled lake was built with little precaution and has become a serious env...
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