Week-ending 20 March 2020
Moscow Protesters, Police Clash Over ‘Radioactive Highway’ Construction
Moscow police clashed with dozens of activists protesting the construction of a new highway on top of a former nuclear waste dump, the Mediazona news website reported Thursday. […] Last fall, Greenpeace Russia said it found five locations on the highway route where topsoil emitted up to eight times the normal level of radiation. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in January admitted the existence of “radioactive spots” along the Moscow River and promised to move some of the contaminated soil outside city limits. Greenpeace Russia accused Sobyanin of not doing enough to prevent what they see as a radioactive incident waiting to happen.
The Moscow Times, 20 March 2020