Thursday, December 29, 2011

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire at dockyard

[ via Reuters ] 29 Dec

A fire broke out aboard a Russian nuclear submarine during repair work at a shipyard on Thursday but emergency officials said radiation levels were normal.

SLBM fired from Yekaterinburg on 26 April 2011 
A navy spokesman said all the weapons had been removed from the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine, which launched a ballistic missile from the Barents Sea as recently as July, before repair work started, Interfax news agency reported.



The Defence Ministry said the nuclear reactor had been shut down.

Read more: Reuters

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