American ISS sector contaminated, crew safe in Russian zone

January 14, 2015 11:49 AM

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A toxic leak has broken out in the US-made sector of the International Space Station. The crew is safe, but has been forced to isolate the contaminated unit and take refuge in the Russian sector. Houston and the ISS crew are considering how to respond.

According to preliminary information from the ISS the incident was caused by a discharge of ammonia, Interfax reports.

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