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Dumping Waste

The Russian army has been accused of dumping nuclear waste from a base in Latvia into the Baltic Sea in the early 1990s, according to a report on Swedish television.

“The Russian military allegedly dumped nuclear waste into the Baltic Sea in the early 1990s, according to a report on Swedish television. Radioactive material from a military base in Latvia is thought to have been thrown into Swedish waters. For many the biggest shock is that the Swedish government may have known at the time and done nothing about it. The partly enclosed Baltic Sea is known as one of the most polluted seas in the world. But now it seems it was also used as a dumping ground for Russian nuclear waste and chemical weapons. According to a report on Swedish television, Russian boats sailed out at night, to dump barrels of radioactive material, from a military base in Latvia, into Swedish waters.And even though the Swedish government at the time reportedly knew this, no action was taken to find the waste. The current government in Stockholm now wants the politicians, who were then in charge, to explain why they did nothing to find the barrels.”


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