Russian wildfires raise Chernobyl radiation fears

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency workers have increased forest patrols in a western region contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, trying to prevent wildfires that could spread harmful radiation, officials said Wednesday. Greenpeace and other environmental groups and forest experts say radioactive dust from the Chernobyl disaster could be harmful, even though doses would likely be small.

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