Science: Radioactivity from Russia

Borne on the winds that sweep out of Russia, radioactive dust from the Soviet Union's latest super H-bomb (TIME, Dec. 5) descended on its neighbors. The Dutch army reported a "high content of radioactive substance" over The Netherlands; West German scientists spoke of "an appreciable increase in radiation," and Paris' Municipal Hygiene Laboratory said that radioactivity over the city increased eight to nine times. From Tokyo came reports that rain which fell on the island of Kyushu contained 29,800 conts of radioactive particles per liter, compared with a norm of 20 to 30, and...

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