Fears That Rocket Fuel Behind Marine Disaster In Russia's Far East.

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Dead fish, crabs, and even seals have been washing up on the shores of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, with locals and surfers reporting health issues. Official tests showed the concentration of petroleum products in the water to be four times acceptable levels. Some experts have speculated that rocket fuel from military test and storage sites could be to blame for the ecological disaster.

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