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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nuclear Dreams

Submarine Yekaterinburg On Fire At Shipyard N82, Kola Peninsula

The Russian Magazine Kommersant in its section Власть (or, Power), reports that last December's fire on the submarine Yekaterinburg at shipyard N82 on the Kola Peninsula occurred while the submarine still had 16 missiles each with 4 nuclear warheads aboard.
It states that the removal of the missiles requires about 2 weeks, and that delay would put them between a rock and a hard place when compared to the USA, whose nuclear subs have more "up" time patrolling the world's oceans. And that is why they call them "nuclear" accidents!


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