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Radiation monitoring. Technicians testing for radiation levels in the region around the Tomsk-7 nuclear fuel reprocessing facility, Russia. On 6 April 1993 a storage tank at the plant exploded whilst being cleaned with nitric acid. A cloud of radioactive vapour was released into the surrounding area, although very little harm was done. Photogra(hed shortly after the event in 1993.
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