Concerns grow as radiation is detected in Norway after missile explosion in Russia

U.S. officials say Russia was likely testing a new type of cruise missile dubbed “Skyfall” but describe it as unpredictable technology.
1:34 | 08/17/19

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Transcript for Concerns grow as radiation is detected in Norway after missile explosion in Russia
Now to the history about the explosion in Russia. James Longman went close to the blast site where locals are close to the radiation. He has that story from Moscow. Reporter: This morning looking for answers over the nuclear missile explosion. Most of this area a no go for foreigners. It's where much of Russia's nuclear development industry is based. We went as close as possible to the blast site. Marie told me she was worried for her little girl. My mother told me about this explosion. First I was afraid. Reporter: Russian authorities did not admit to the incident for days. This couple think only foreign pressure forced them to. The potential for far-reaching consequences is clear. Nor with a's nuclear watchdog said tiny amounts of iodine were detected in northern Norway, 500 miles away. Authorities stress the level detected is very low and poses no harm to people or the environment. U.S. Officials say Russia was likely testing a new type of cruise missile dubbed sky fall. This is unpredictable technology. Vladimir puting said that missile could hit any target in the world. This exhibits the dangers of this kind of weapon. Thank you. It brings back memories of chernobyl which many of us are watching on HBO. Whit has not watched it yet.

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