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Moscow:High levels of Radiation detected in post office

August 03, 2005 02:35 IST

The international post office in the Russian capital was evacuated on Tuesday after a high level of radiation was detected from a package, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The package was emitting radiation about 1.5 times higher than normal background level, said ministry spokeswoman Natalia Goncharova. She, however, declined to give a specific figure.

A ministry team had been sent to the post office, in southern Moscow, to investigate.

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