Global network's nuclear sensors in Russia went offline after mystery blast

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The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug. 8 went ...

VIENNA: The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug 8 went offline two days after the blast, raising concern about possible tampering by Russia.

Russian authorities have given no official explanation for why the blast triggered the rise in radiation. US-based nuclear experts have said they suspect Russia was testing a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year. A radionuclide particulate station of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization is seen on the roof of their headquarters in Vienna, Austria Sep 28, 2017.

"About 48 hours after the incident in Russia on Aug. 8 these stations stopped transmitting data. I find that to be a curious coincidence," Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, a Washington-based think tank.

 

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