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June 1st, 2006 | photography, researchmaterial

A calf with two heads has been born in a Siberian village near a nuclear plant, Gazeta.ru website said Tuesday.

Naumovka village is located in dangerous proximity to one of Russia’s largest nuclear sites — the closed Seversk territory, the former secret Tomsk-7 site, where weapons-grade plutonium used to be produced. In 1993 an explosion at the plant allowed radioactive substances to leak, mostly affecting two nearby villages — Naumovka and Georgiyevka. Local residents appealed to the courts, but numerous checks failed to detect any genetic mutations. The birth of a two-headed calf that did not survive has allowed the villagers to call for a new assessment of the pollution.