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Weekend ReadsRadiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal

13:51  11 july  2019
13:51  11 july  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Norwegian scientists have discovered radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than normal near a Soviet-era nuclear submarine that sank 30 years One of three seawater samples taken from the Komsomolets on Monday has returned radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than normal seawater

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Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal © STF/AFP/Getty This undated file photo shows taken in St. Petersburg shows the nuclear-powered Komsomolets submarine which sank in the Norwegian Sea on April 7, 1989.

Radiation levels in the water around a sunken Soviet-era nuclear submarine are some 100,000 times higher than normal, scientists have warned, raising fears that the K-278 Komsomolets may still pose a threat 30 years after it sunk.

Norwegian scientists have been analyzing the area around the submarine, which came to rest on the floor of the Norwegian Sea after sinking on April 7, 1989. The accident—caused by a fire in the engine room—resulted in the deaths of 42 of the Komsomolets' 69 crew. Most were killed by radiation exposure while waiting for the Soviet navy to rescue them.

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Norwegian scientists have discovered radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than normal near a Soviet-era nuclear submarine that sank 30 years One of three seawater samples taken from the Komsomolets on Monday has returned radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than normal seawater

Eerie footage from its final resting place has been shared online. The joint Russian -Norwegian science team was One of three samples taken from the sub's ventilation pipe found radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than The submarine sank on April 7, 1989 after a fire broke out in the engine room.

The 400 feet long submarine now sits one mile underwater, around 100 miles southwest of Norway's Bear Island, in one of the largest fishing grounds on Earth.

Research teams regularly check on the status of the wreck. Russian scientists detected low levels of radiation in the water around the Komsomolets in the 1990s and 2007, the Moscow Times reported.

Norwegian teams survey the site every year, and noted elevated concentrations of radioactive cesium-137 nearby between 1991 and 1993, Business Insider noted. However, no leaks have ever been found.

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But of three samples taken Monday using a remote-controlled mini-submarine, one shows radiation levels 100,000 times higher than expected, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK reported.

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Kremlin-controlled NTV says Norwegian researchers have found that the level of radiation in the area where the Soviet Komsomolets submarine sank in 1989 with nuclear weapons on board is 100 I'm looking at this feed and still not find that report of the 100 , 000 x higher than normal radiation levels .

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The reading was taken close to a ventilation hole, around which scientists have previously observed a strange cloud of dust. Researchers told the TV2 news channel they suspect the ventilation channel is in direct contact with the nuclear reactor inside the submarine, and that radiation is pulsing through it out into the sea.

NRK explained that the scientists are using the Ægir 6000 mini-sub used in this round of tests, which is expected to give more accurate readings than older equipment.

Hilde Elise Heldal of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research said she was not overly surprised that radiation was picked up, given past tests that have also recorded radioactive pollution. "The results are preliminary," she told TV2. "We will examine the samples thoroughly when we get home."

Heldal added that the radiation poses no threat to nearby fishing or scientific activities, and noted that continued monitoring is important "so that we have updated knowledge about the pollution situation in the area around the wreck." This will also help "to ensure consumer confidence in the Norwegian fishing industry," she added.

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Forty-two Russian sailors died when the nuclear sub Komsomolets sank 30 years ago. Researchers collected a water sample on Monday that showed radiation levels 100 , 000 times higher than The Soviet submarine , which was lost to the depths with its nuclear reactors, as well as two torpedoes

The submarine sunk 30 years ago at a depth of about 1.7 thousand meters, and it Previous studies made by Russian researchers revealed radiation leaks from the reactor, severe damage of A new study revealed a radiation level 100 . 000 times higher than normal in the area of the The K-278 which could reach the deepest waters among world’s nuclear submarines , wrecked on April 7, 1989.

The Barents Observer noted that the chance of food chain contamination is low because the submarine is so deep underwater, at a depth very few animals operate at.

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