U.S. section of space station evacuated after leak, Russia says

January 14, 2015 11:43 AM

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U.S. section of space station evacuated after leak, Russia says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) evacuated its U.S. section on Wednesday because of a leak of "harmful substances" from the cooling system but all are safe and the situation is under control, Russian space officials said.

The six crew - three Russians, two Americans and an Italian - were now in the Russian section of the orbiting station after what Russian news agency Interfax had initially described as an ammonia leak.

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