Massive blasts as Siberia arms store burns

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https://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audi ... uge-blasts

https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1158475751458578433

Anyone have any additional information on this?

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"Residents within 20km (12 miles) of a military base in Siberia are being evacuated after fire broke out in an ammunition store causing a chain of large explosions.

Russian media say several people have been injured.

The base is 5km (3 miles) from the village of Kamenka, west of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk."

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Only took a few minutes for the Kremlin to block all outbound news about this event. We have just a minute 30 video and nothing else. That is horrible as we could have seen some massive explosions given the history of ammo dump explosions go anyway. The ones in Iraq and then Ukraine not long ago were epic. Hopefully more video gets posted soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TszG0WLejec

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wintersking wrote:
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Anyone have any additional information on this?
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Garniv wrote:
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wintersking wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Anyone have any additional information on this?
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Info still coming in. But I highly doubt we will get anything accurate coming from the Russian Government.
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The explosion followed a massive fire that erupted Monday at a military ammunition depot near Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region. The blaze triggered powerful explosions that continued for about 16 hours, killing one person, injuring another 13 and forcing over 16,500 people to flee their homes.
So out of the 16 hours of fires and explosions we only get 1 and a half minutes of video,? Anyone else feel robbed and that something far worse happened there that they are hiding???

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... osion.html

The missile explosion was today and they mention the ammo dump blast at the end that happened on Monday.

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"The Severodvinsk administration said radiation levels were higher than normal for about 40 minutes, but then returned to normal. The city of nearly 200,000 is about 47km (29 miles) east of Nyonoksa, where the explosion took place."

"On Thursday the Severodvinsk administration reported a 40-minute spike in radiation, which reached 2 microsieverts per hour, then fell back to the normal 0.11 microsieverts. Both levels are too small to cause radiation sickness.

The administration has now deleted its statement online about the spike. The BBC asked officials there why, and they said "because this incident comes under the authority of the defence ministry"."

Not that Iodine being bought out means anything, people over react. But the slight radiation increase is interesting, wonder what caused it, even as low as it was

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"David Cullen, the director of the Nuclear Information Service in the UK, said on Monday that the view among independent experts was that the explosion appeared to have been caused by the failure of an experimental nuclear-powered cruise missile known in Russia as the 9M730 Burevestnik and by Nato as the SSC-X-9 Skyfall."

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wintersking wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:17 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-4 ... ow_twitter

"The Severodvinsk administration said radiation levels were higher than normal for about 40 minutes, but then returned to normal. The city of nearly 200,000 is about 47km (29 miles) east of Nyonoksa, where the explosion took place."

"On Thursday the Severodvinsk administration reported a 40-minute spike in radiation, which reached 2 microsieverts per hour, then fell back to the normal 0.11 microsieverts. Both levels are too small to cause radiation sickness.

The administration has now deleted its statement online about the spike. The BBC asked officials there why, and they said "because this incident comes under the authority of the defence ministry"."

Not that Iodine being bought out means anything, people over react. But the slight radiation increase is interesting, wonder what caused it, even as low as it was
I believe in other threads it was thought to be some sort of nuclear powered missile? not sure if I understood it right but the missile failed and caused some radiation leakage. Im gonna quote a guy from the other thread, its the same idea that the US had for nuclear powered aircraft in the 70s but we didn't do it because we realized if it crashed or something failed it would mean a nuclear leak and radiation problems wherever that happened.
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