Ladoga radioactive pollution feared

“Our information suggests that exploration efforts are in their final sages at an uranium deposit near the village of Karkhu in Karelia’s Piktyarantsk district,” association co-ordinator Dmitry Rybakov told Interfax. The average depth of the uranium deposit there is 150-300 meters, the association said. The locals said many of the boreholes are abandoned and not preserved in a proper way. “The gelogists conduct exploration breaching all the regulations” Rybakov said to Interfax on October 15.