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GORNO-ALTAISK, August 29 (Itar-Tass) —— The tests of the latest ground and water samples, which were taken at the place, where some Progress freighter debris could have fallen out in the Republic of Altai, exposed no dangerous toxic agents, particularly no heptyl traces. The samples were taken near the village of Karakoksha in the Choya district in the Republic of Altai and from the rivers Biya, Karakoksha, Sarakoksha flowing in the district, the Altai republican branch of the Russian consumer rights watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor) reported in Gorno-Altaisk.
The Rospotrebnadzor republican branch continues the monitoring of the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the likely place of some Progress debris collapse. As for the radiation situation, the radiation level is normal, which is natural for this locality, including Karakoksha.
On Sunday the Rospotrebnadzor team has taken three water samples (in the rivers Biya, Sarakoksha, Karakoksha), a ground sample (near the village of Karakoksha). The samples were passed to the center of hygiene and epidemiology in the Altai Territory.
The inspection was completed at the central hospitals in the Choya, Chemal, Ongudai, Ulagan districts of the republic and at the district hospital in the village of Karakoksha on Sunday. No people with the symptoms of toxic poisonings were brought to the republican hospitals. The sanitary and epidemiological situation is stable in the republic. Preventive measures will be taken until August 30. Since already more than four days passed after the space freighter collapse and no people turned for medical aid, the sanitary and hygienic situation can hardly deteriorate, Rospotrebnadzor believes.