Small leak found from nuclear Soviet sub that sank in 1989

first_img Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan Post Comment(s) Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence Advertising Advertising Norway, Norway news, Soviet Nuclear Submarine, Norwegian Researchers, Norwegian Sea, Radiations Small radiation leak from a Soviet nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago discovered. (Representaional image)A small radiation leak from a Soviet nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago has been found, Norwegian researchers said Thursday, but it poses no risk to people or fish. Best Of Express Related News center_img The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per litre as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per litre elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea.Several samples taken in and around a ventilation duct on the wreck of the submarine contained far higher levels of radioactive caesium than you would normally find in the Norwegian Sea, the institute said in a statement.However, other samples from the same duct didn’t contain elevated values. ‘INS Arihant’ activated,PM terms it as ‘Giant stride’ for country “We took water samples from inside this particular duct because the Russians had documented leaks here both in the 1990s and more recently in 2007,” said Heldal, the expedition leader.”So we weren’t surprised to find high levels here.”“What we have found during has very little impact on Norwegian fish and seafood,” she added. “In general, caesium levels in the Norwegian Sea are very low, and as the wreck is so deep, the pollution from Komsomolets is quickly diluted.”The institute said there is not much fish in the area where the submarine is located.The joint Norwegian-Russian expedition set off Saturday from Tromsoe, northern Norway, to the Arctic Barents Sea where the Komsomolets submarine sank at about 1,700 metres in 1989. By AP |Copenhagen, Denmark | Published: July 11, 2019 5:25:25 pm Forty-two of the 69 crewmen died in a fire, and the submarine’s nuclear reactor and two nuclear warheads are still on board.The Norwegian research vessel G O Sars arrived on location Sunday and sent down a remote-controlled submersible, which made the measurements that will be analyzed further at a later stage, the institute said. INS Arihant begins sea trials Going nuclear at sea last_img

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