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Re: Baikonur launch ban extended -- report

At 09:39 AM 7/12/99 -0400, Ray Soifer wrote:
 >[...]Kazakh officials have found rocket fuel from last Monday's
 >crash in the soil of Karaganda province in central Kazakhstan and
 >are considering evacuating the local population, they said.

I forget -- do the Energiya boosters use LH/LOX or hypergolics?  If they
let loose a lot of hydrazine and/or nitrogen tetroxide .. that could be a
serious hazmat incident ..

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