Russia on Monday with a memorial service being held for up to five engineers, who, last Thursday, died in a mysterious nuclear explosion at a military base in Russia. The cause of the accident is officially still shrouded in mystery, but Russian scientists say that the explosion occurred during a test of a nuclear-powered rocket engine.
The Russian atomic energy agency Rosatom gave up a Saturday to which its nuclear scientists have been involved in an accident with no further details. The Russian Defense ministry said Thursday that a rocket-filled with liquid-fuel was exploded, killing two people were killed.
Both the American and Russian experts argue, however, that the raketproef most likely it had to do with the 9M730 Burevestnik, ” an experimental Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile, which, according to Moscow, are virtually unlimited in scope.
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, says of this new nuclear weapons last year, during his annual address.
‘Stralingspiek to twenty times as much as normal
The explosion took place at a research centre in the White Sea in the north-west of Russia. Five of the engineers were, by the force of the explosion in the north sea, and perished. Three other scientists were killed or wounded and are still in the hospital.
After the explosion, it was over forty minutes for a stralingspiek was observed in the city of Severodvinsk. The authorities are saying that the radiation emitted is in the city of 2 microsieverts per hour, achieved, and then declined to the normal value of 0.11 microsieverts. Both of the levels are too small for radiation sickness to cause it.
According to Greenpeace, were the radiation is twenty times as high as normal.
The local population will turn jodiumpillen in
In response to the accident, it was decided by the local people to have a large inventory jodiumpillen of your life. The tablets provide protection against radioactive rays. In the Severodvinsk has a population of approximately 200,000 people.
As a precaution, Russia is a part of the White Sea in a month long shut down for the shipping industry. It’s going to be the Dvinabaai, one of the four main areas of the White Sea. Freight transport can therefore be, in any case, the future is no longer in the Russian port city of Archangel away.
According to the Norwegian news website of The Barents Observer, a day after the accident for a Russian nuclear cargo ship is seen in the closed area. This led to speculation that the vessel was to have the radioactive waste picked up in the sea, and was landed on after a failed rakettest.
Russia was holding more frequent major accidents, secret
Russia has a history when it comes to maintaining the secrecy of any major accidents. The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 in the then soviet republic of Ukraine is one of the best examples of this. It was this event played a key role in the rampzaligste nuclear disaster ever.
Last week it was still caught in the eastern part of Siberia, with an armoury of flame, followed by a series of explosions that followed. Tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated. An area the size of Belgium, would the fire have been.
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