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Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
by Incognito
AUGUST 12, 2019 - US officials look closer at mysterious explosion in Russia (ABC NEWS) https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news ... a-64921796

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm
by Drumboy44
The failed missile test that ended in an explosion killing five scientists last week on Russia’s White Sea involved a small nuclear reactor, according to a top official at the institute where they worked.

The institute is working on small-scale power sources that use “radioactive materials, including fissile and radioisotope materials” for the Defense Ministry and civilian uses, Vyacheslav Soloviev, scientific director of the institute, said in a video shown by local TV.

The men, who will be buried Monday, were national heroes and the “elite of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center,” institute Director Valentin Kostyukov said in the video, which was also posted on an official website in Sarov, a high-security city devoted to nuclear research less than 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow.

The blast occurred Aug. 8 during a test of a missile that used “isotope power sources” on an offshore platform in the Arkhangelsk region, close to the Arctic Circle, Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom said over the weekend. The Defense Ministry initially reported two were killed in the accident, which it said involved testing of a liquid-fueled missile engine. The ministry didn’t mention the nuclear element.

https://time.com/5649826/russia-nuclear-accident/

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:29 pm
by Drumboy44
The President of the United States
The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia. We have similar, though more advanced, technology. The Russian “Skyfall” explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 23393?s=20

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:26 pm
by Incognito
AUGUST 13, 2019 11:45am EST - Evacuation reports spark confusion after Russia nuclear accident (CBS NEWS) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-exp ... 019-08-13/

AUGUST 13, 12:00am EST - Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears (AL JAZEERA) https://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2 ... 04410.html

EDIT: The head line for the second news article was copy and pasted wrong by me. Sorry :oops:

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:37 pm
by DEFCONWarningSystem
It's certainly not because of some health threat. I don't know of a health threat that only lasts for two hours.

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:34 pm
by Drumboy44
Russian media reports that planned new tests at the Severodvinsk site where the missile exploded have been cancelled, and villagers don't have to evacuate for two hours tomorrow morning after all. The publicity for this evacuation became too uncomfortable.

https://t.co/WX8FJvfVbj?amp=1

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:15 pm
by krzepice1976
Locals from the closed military settlement on the White Sea coast were today told that they will have to leave the area on Wednesday morning between 5-7 am.

The evacuation is planned and has nothing to do with last week’s missile explosion, representatives of Russian military authorities explained to the locals, 29.ru reports. Trains will pick up the locals and bring them out of the area.

«This is a planned measure, it happens regularly - about once per month and everybody is evaluated away from the village,» a local inhabitant told 29.ru.

«Previously, some locals remained in the village, but now after the recent events, I think they will evacuate everyone,» the local added.

The village located on the coast of the White Sea about 20 km west of Severodvinsk has a population of about 450 people

Locals from the closed military settlement on the White Sea coast were today told that they will have to leave the area on Wednesday morning between 5-7 am.

The evacuation is planned and has nothing to do with last week’s missile explosion, representatives of Russian military authorities explained to the locals, 29.ru reports. Trains will pick up the locals and bring them out of the area.

«This is a planned measure, it happens regularly - about once per month and everybody is evaluated away from the village,» a local inhabitant told 29.ru.

«Previously, some locals remained in the village, but now after the recent events, I think they will evacuate everyone,» the local added.

The village located on the coast of the White Sea about 20 km west of Severodvinsk has a population of about 450 people

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/secur ... a-nyonoksa

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:18 pm
by krzepice1976
Arkhangelsk doctors who assisted the victims of the explosion near the village of Nenoksa were sent for a medical examination in Moscow. Earlier , three people who worked at the training ground were sent to the capital . According to a 29.RU source, doctors initiated this examination, fearing for their health after contact with patients who arrived from the scene.

- The Government of the Arkhangelsk Region is implementing a set of preventive measures as additional control measures following the results of the incident in the Nenoksy area. Activities include, among other things, examination of employees of medical organizations involved in the provision of medical assistance to victims. This examination is initiated by the workers themselves — they can be examined at the federal center, ”the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region informed 29.RU.

https://29.ru/text/incidents/66196360/

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm
by Incognito
AUGUST 13, 2019 - Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it (ASSOCIATED PRESS) https://www.apnews.com/3279b9775bfd4d5d84d86e23dcc2950e

Re: Missile Explosion Prompts Radiation Warnings in Russia

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:12 pm
by Incognito
AUGUST 14, 2019 12am EST - Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike (BBC) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49339895

AUGUST 14, 2019 2:05am EST - Russia says radiation spiked 4 to 16 times above normal after suspected missile explosion (ABC News) https://abcnews.go.com/International/ru ... d=64944648