DISMANTLING OF RUSSIA’S INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES HAS STARTED

In one of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force divisions in Altai, dismantling of intercontinental ballistic missiles RS-20 has started. According to statements made by the military, the process presents no threat to people and the environment. Yet, environmentalists contend that the dismantling may lead to polluting the environment with rocket fuel, heptile. According to official data in heptile letting usually 1% gets into the atmosphere. 30 missiles are to be dismantled resulting in 15 tons out of 1,500 tons getting into the atmosphere, RTR television channel reports.