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Flooding in the Nizhny Novgorod region may portend an epidemic of anthrax

March 5 2008

The rise of groundwater and flooding of rivers during the flood in the Nizhny Novgorod region threatens to erode the six cemeteries cattle bolevshego anthrax.

According to RIA Novosti, cattle cemetery located directly in the area alleged flooding - in Arzamas, Buturlinsky, Resurrection, Bor and Gorodetsky areas.

The most dangerous is in the area Gaginskom area. It was founded in 1924 near the local river and have not operated. For 80 years the river channel has shifted more than 10 meters and now takes place at a critical proximity to cattle cemetery.

Anthrax spores were stored in mounds up to 300 years.

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