US decided to deal with radiation leak from Runit’s dome


The Runite Dome, also known as the “Cactus Dome” or “Tomb,” is a repository containing about 111 cubic meters. yards (000 thousand cubic meters) of radioactive waste. It was created by the United States after several nuclear tests on the Envetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean between 85 and 1946.


In May, UN Secretary General António Guterres, along with Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, expressed concern about the potential leakage of radioactive material from the facility, which could be caused by a rise in the water level around the facility. According to Guterres, Heine was "very concerned."

The Pacific was a victim in the past, as we all know, as a result of dozens of nuclear tests weapons above land, on land and under water in the Marshall Islands. The consequences of these actions were very dramatic.

- said Guterrish then.

Against this background, Washington decided to demonstrate its readiness to deal with the radiation threat. On December 20, US President Donald Trump signed a bill on the country's defense budget, in which the “tomb” is described as a potentially dangerous object. In this regard, the US Department of Energy has been instructed to report to Congress within six months on its condition and to develop a “detailed plan to repair the dome” (which locals call the “nuclear grave”).

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  1. Same lech 27 December 2019 02: 43 New
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    It’s cowardly Guterres to directly accuse the USA of a barbaric attitude to the coral islands ... and after all there are such miracles and natural beauties one can say the artistic creation of God ... the French also spoiled a lot in such places.
    For many millennia, nature will have to correct their dirty tricks.
    1. Aerodrome 27 December 2019 02: 59 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      It’s cowardly Guterres to directly accuse the USA of a barbaric attitude to the coral islands ... and after all there are such miracles and natural beauties one can say the artistic creation of God ... the French also spoiled a lot in such places.
      For many millennia, nature will have to correct their dirty tricks.

      we, too, did not particularly stand on ceremony with the Kazakhs in Semipalatinsk ...
      1. Same lech 27 December 2019 03: 08 New
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        In Semipalatinsk, all the same, minimal damage was done to nature ... most of the tests of nuclear weapons were conducted underground.
        Much more damage was caused by the explosion on Novaya Zemlya.
        1. krot 28 December 2019 11: 19 New
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          Striped only others like to teach what and how to do it right on this earth. After all, they consider themselves an exceptional nation .. And they themselves spoil the world, so much so that then all humanity will have to "disentangle". And by the way, where is their vaunted technology?
      2. pmkemcity 27 December 2019 05: 08 New
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        Semipalatinsk is a Russian city. No Indians were born there.
        1. Aerodrome 27 December 2019 05: 41 New
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          Quote: pmkemcity
          Semipalatinsk is a Russian city. No Indians were born there

          Semipalatinsk Oblast is the administrative unit of the Kazakh SSR (1939-1991) and the Republic of Kazakhstan (1991-1997). The administrative center is Semipalatinsk.
          1. Serg koma 27 December 2019 05: 56 New
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            Quote: Aerodrome
            The administrative center is Semipalatinsk.

            There is no such glorious city "Semipalatinsk" on the map of Kazakhstan, there is a city of Semey ....
            1. Aerodrome 27 December 2019 06: 31 New
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              Quote: Serg Koma
              Quote: Aerodrome
              The administrative center is Semipalatinsk.

              There is no such glorious city "Semipalatinsk" on the map of Kazakhstan, there is a city of Semey ....

              it greatly helped health ...
              1. krot 28 December 2019 11: 33 New
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                we, too, did not particularly stand on ceremony with the Kazakhs in Semipalatinsk ...

                The big question is about "we"! We are Russian, but you are unlikely) An article about how the USA destroys such beauty in the ocean! What does Russia have to do with Semipalatinsk? Or do the Sumerian bots reduce everything to Russia?)))
              2. Serg koma 29 December 2019 06: 41 New
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                Quote: Aerodrome
                Semipalatinsk Oblast is the administrative unit of the Kazakh SSR (1939-1991) and the Republic of Kazakhstan (1991-1997). The administrative center is Semipalatinsk.

                Sorry, but in your post, you do not mention the health of the population of the city, but state the fact of nationality, I just made additions to your post with clarifications of the modern name of the settlement.
                Following your logic -
                Quote: Aerodrome
                administrative unit of the Kazakh SSR (1939-1991) and Republic of Kazakhstan

                И answer (not even a question what )
                Quote: Aerodrome
                this is strong helped health.

                And then the ellipsis (???) - "Serves to indicate the interruption of speech, incomplete statements or omissions in the text."
                If "helped your health" (without quotes), please share what? Do not stop narrating with ellipsis on the most interesting laughing
          2. pmkemcity 27 December 2019 06: 45 New
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            The seven-chamber fortress was founded by the tsarist governor Vasily Cheredov and his detachment in 1718 18 km lower along the Irtysh from the current position of the city in connection with the Decree of Peter I on the protection of the eastern lands and the construction of the Irtysh fortifications. The fortress was fortified and fully armed already in the fall of 1718 under the supervision of Colonel Stupin [14]. Currently, the location of the Semipalatian fortress is called the "Old Fortress" and is a resting place for citizens.
          3. Ren
            Ren 27 December 2019 07: 33 New
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            Quote: Aerodrome
            Semipalatinsk Oblast is the administrative unit of the Kazakh SSR (1939-1991) and the Republic of Kazakhstan (1991-1997). The administrative center is Semipalatinsk.

            CossackAutonomous Socialist Soviet Republic (CossackSky Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, КАЗАКcamp) from June 15, 1925 (ASSR as part of the RSFSR).
      3. venik 27 December 2019 16: 57 New
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        Quote: Aerodrome
        we, too, did not particularly stand on ceremony with the Kazakhs in Semipalatinsk ...

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        I apologize, "airfield"! And you as: a "specialist" in tanks (your comment on the T-90 in Syria), in aviation, or after all in nuclear weapons ???? request
        In all three cases - your "comments" are somehow "off topic" .....
        You really somehow "decide" !!! request
        1. krot 28 December 2019 11: 37 New
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          I apologize, "airfield"! And you as: a "specialist" in tanks (your comment on the T-90 in Syria), in aviation, or after all in nuclear weapons ????

          He’s purely trolling Russian here and no more) Another Sumer, who was digging a black sea with a shovel ..)
  2. bessmertniy 27 December 2019 02: 55 New
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    The ocean is always unpredictable, and this dome is located at low elevations. Due to global warming, the ocean level may rise rapidly in the short term, and then today's dome strengthening will have to be modernized again. In general, when arranging such objects, one must keep in mind that with the complete melting of the snows of Greenland, the ocean level can rise by 5 meters. And the melting of Antarctica can add another 60-65 meters. hi
    1. Waltasar 27 December 2019 06: 52 New
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      If the ocean level really rises, then everyone will no longer have this storage facility.
      Although yes, the place is chosen strangely.
  3. horus88 27 December 2019 03: 27 New
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    how was it possible to build such a structure on the seashore?
    1. lucul 27 December 2019 05: 51 New
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      how was it possible to build such a structure on the seashore?

      "Americans, sir"))
  4. Well, the Americans will repair them there ...
  5. Ttht 27 December 2019 08: 31 New
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    I would like to hear the indignation of Greta Tuborg ....
    1. oldzek 27 December 2019 14: 03 New
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      I don’t think that she heard something about the atoll since she doesn’t teach geography but is fighting for something there ...
  6. saveall 27 December 2019 09: 24 New
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    I wonder who was smart enough to bury so much waste in such an unsafe place? This is what you need to be crazy, or dumb, or a cynic to bury all this stuff on the atoll - a narrow strip of land where the ocean is around. I don’t give a damn, the main thing is not to be near at hand ...
    1. missuris 27 December 2019 11: 43 New
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      we see there infected graves and the whole environment are buried, everything that remained after the explosion and was not carried away by the current.
  7. Irbenwolf 27 December 2019 11: 59 New
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    What about Fukushima? 10 years have passed ... go still flowing ... and ... quietly.
    1. dedusik 27 December 2019 15: 25 New
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      Everything merges, sir, and they constantly write about it bully
      Yes, from the last
      In Japan, they suggested draining into the ocean or evaporating water from the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant http://www.atomic-energy.ru/news/2019/12/23/100289
  8. awdrgy 27 December 2019 12: 16 New
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    The main thing is that this would not affect Russia
  9. Archivist Vasya 27 December 2019 15: 34 New
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    An interesting sarcophagus, even no identification marks - anyone can come and walk on it barefoot calmly, you can build a house on top, or for example check concrete for strength - blow it up. If it is not guarded, then it is not dangerous, why not. Strange Americans ....
  10. Lord of the Sith 27 December 2019 15: 37 New
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    Here are the bastards, littered the paradise for thousands of years.