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Russia denies nuclear leaks after higher than normal radiation levels in Europe

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA - AUGUST 22, 2019: An aerial view of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Sosnovy Bor on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Peter Kovalev/TASS (Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images)

Russia has denied that any leaks have occurred at two of its nuclear power plants after higher than usual radiation was detected over Norway, Sweden and Finland in the first half of June.

Moscow (CNN)Russia has denied that any leaks have occurred at two of its nuclear power plants after higher than usual radiation was detected over Norway, Sweden and Finland in the first half of June.

"No incidents were recorded at the Leningrad nuclear power plant and the Kola nuclear power plant, both stations operate normally, there have been no complaints about the equipment's functionality," said a statement reported by state media outlet RIA Novosti from Rosenergoatom, part of the Rosatom state nuclear energy corporation that oversees all of Russia's nuclear infrastructure.

A communications officer at Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) told CNN on Monday that Finnish authorities were not speculating on the exact source but have indications that it came from a nuclear reactor.

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