Moscow highway over radioactive dump sparks 'catastrophe' fears

Andrei Ozharovsky suspends a selfie stick holding a dosimeter-equipped smartphone over a shallow dip in the thawing ground. The contraption crackles and pops as the displayed figure increases, turning yellow, then red. The tree-lined slope with spots of elevated gamma radiation is owned by the city of Moscow. But what Ozharovsky and local residents are most concerned about is the plan by the city to construct a new eight-lane highway right over this hill, which contains radioactive waste buried in the pre-Chernobyl Soviet era.