RUSSIANS DOWNRANGE OF BAIKONUR WANT IT CLOSED.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 196
Residents of Russia’s Altai republic are going to demand that Kazakhstan close its Baikonur Cosmodrome, currently leased to Russia. Altai lies under the flight path of the space vehicles launched from Baikonur and over the past 40 years has been sprayed by an estimated 25,000 metric tons of toxic heptyl fuel, released during the separation of the second stages of boosters. (Interfax, October 20)
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