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In Chernobyl's delicate nuclear labs, Russians looted safety systems

By Max Bearak and Serhiy Morgunov

02 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine - Six hundred ninety-eight computers. 344 vehicles. 1,500 radiation dosimeters. Irreplaceable software. Almost every piece of firefighting equipment.

The list of what Russia's occupying forces stole, blew up or riddled with bullets in and around Chernobyl's laboratories is still being compiled.

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