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Russian rocket impact area

24 April 2018 

Public Service Announcement

Russian rocket impact area

The Government of Nunavut (GN) has been advised that a Russian rocket will be launched at 13:57 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. This launch may result in falling debris over open waters between Ellesmere Island and Greenland.

It is expected that the debris will fall outside of Canadian territorial waters and is considered a very low risk event. There should be no harmful effects to any community, the environment or animals near the impact area.

As a precaution, the GN is in contact with the Government of Canada about this event. Although very unlikely, if wreckage falls on land, there will be a coordinated effort to notify the public and recover the debris. The Nunavut Emergency Management office is monitoring this situation and will provide more information if necessary.

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Media Contact:

Kris Mullaly
Policy Analyst/Communications Officer
Community and Government Services
867-975-5342
kmullaly@gov.nu.ca