Container with reactor of nuclear submarine K-19 was found at the bottom of the Kara Sea
The expedition of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a container with a nuclear reactor of the K-19 submarine at the bottom of the Kara Sea. This was announced by the head of the central airmobile unit "Centrospas" Evgeny Lineytsev on his Facebook page.
The expedition, which includes specialists from the Tsentrospas and Leader Emergencies Ministry units, as well as scientists from the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are exploring the Arctic Ocean in order to discover burials of radioactive waste. In the Gulf of Ambrosiev at the bottom of the Kara Sea, the remote-controlled robot Falcon discovered a container with a nuclear reactor of the submarine K-19. The work is being carried out from the board of the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh vessel.
In the future, the find will be examined and all the necessary analyzes will be carried out. The facility will be included in a special register, which is created by the Ministry of Emergency Situations on behalf of the government. It marks the burial sites of radioactive waste, chemical poisonous substances and ammunition. At the moment, more than 24 thousand items have been entered into the register.
As noted, the Kara Sea is a burial place for numerous waste left after nuclear tests. weapons... In four bays of the sea, parts of the nuclear reactor of the icebreaker "Lenin", the nuclear submarine K-27 and many other objects, the number of which has long exceeded a thousand, have been flooded.
K-19 - Project 658 nuclear submarine with ballistic nuclear missiles, the first Soviet nuclear missile carrier. For numerous accidents, the boat enjoyed a bad reputation and had navy nickname "Hiroshima". It entered the Soviet fleet in 1960, was withdrawn from the Russian Navy in 1990, and sent for scrapping in 2003.
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