- Oct 27, 2017
Dang, after watching Chernobyl recently, this is scary stuff for Russia to be repeating.
There's also the case of the mysterious nuclear submarine in July where info was trickled out very slowly.
And just to understand how deadly the fire was, the Losharik has a crew of between 25 to 30 sailors. 14 dead are between half to two-thirds of the crew.
Less ICBM and more nuclear powered cruise missile, even if the end effect is similar-ish.
Not even close. The radiation levels at Chernobyl were 12,000 microsieverts this was .11 microsieverts. Also it was an ongoing problem for months. This was just a brief radiation pulse that lasted a few hours.
Probably not this time around.
Rachel Maddow: Nuclear Expert lol.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s nuclear safety authority is analyzing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a rocket engine test over the border in Russia.
Russia’s state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said on Saturday that five people killed in the blast were its staff members, and the accident involved “isotope power sources”, giving no further details.
Norway’s radiation and nuclear safety authority DSA said it had detected the radioactive iodine at its air filter station in Svanhovd, which is by the Russian border. A river separates the two countries.The samples were collected in the period Aug. 9-12, while the accident in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia occurred on Aug. 8, it said.
It causes thyrotoxicosis which is one of the more common things you can get from nuclear fallout (more specifically iodine-131 gets stored in the thyroid gland and fucks your shit up). Taking potassium iodide can stop this by preventing the buildup.
It's basically guaranteed to involve a weapon. The radiation spike coincided with an explosion at a military base and the Russians even admitted it involved a weapon. A nuclear propelled cruise missile is probably the cause.
Thats what im asking though. Is it two separate nuclear explosions or issues.
The first explosion was an ammo explosion. There's only been one radiation related incident.
As far as we know. At the funeral a high-ranking navy officer did proclaim that the crew "prevented a planetary catastrophe" so make of that what you will.
Their Nuclear Submarine/drone missles are alleged to be able to be deployed from new submarines. I mean... they were built to launch the Poseidon..
To be fair this "proclamation" could just be some passive propaganda as well.