MOE beginning inspect main radioactive dump Russia

Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists have begun to survey dangerous radioactive objects underwater, flooded in the four bays of the Kara Sea, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the Department of Fire and rescue services department.

According to MOE, at different times in the Kara Sea were buried many facilities after nuclear testing at Novaya Zemlya of nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" and the nuclear submarine K-27.

"The work is in the Gulf Tsivolki, we specify the position and status of hazardous facilities, studied the levels of radiation contamination," — said the source, adding that a similar exercise will be carried out in the bays Stepova, Ambrosimova, the flow of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the north-western part of Novaya Zemlya Depression Kara Sea.

As reported earlier, the Office only in the Novaya Zemlya trough, according to preliminary data, there are about 1.2 thousand dangerous underwater nuclear facilities. For the survey will be used multipurpose vehicle "Pilgrim," which can operate autonomously for a given program to 74 hours.

"We also plan to put the autonomous underwater sensors radiation monitoring," — said the representative office.

He said that while the exact data on the number of flooded hazardous sites in the Kara Sea is. The expedition, he said, should be completed approximately 16 October.

Formation of the register of potentially dangerous objects underwater, submerged in internal waters and territorial sea of Russia is entrusted to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation government resolution. Now register contains over 24 thousand individual objects. They contain a solid radioactive waste and are mostly at depths of up to 500 meters.

K-27 — Soviet nuclear submarine, the only ship designed by LMC 645 with the liquid metal as a coolant. The design of the boat close to the project 627 "Kit". The boat was ship-winner of various awards of her crew came admirals and heroes of the Soviet Union. K-27 has two nicknames: "Goldfish" and "Nagasaki".

Went into service April 1, 1962. C April 21 to June 12, 1964 made a record autonomous navigation in the waters of the central Atlantic. The submarine has broken records in distance and duration of the campaign autonomous diving.

Prior to September 7, 1965 was listed in service as cruise boat and only later was transferred to the category experienced. May 24, 1968 there was a radiation accident, suffered the whole crew, killing nine people. Boat itself only 1 February 1979 was excluded from the Navy and the October 1, 1980 disbanded. In September 1982, drowned in the Kara Sea off the northeast coast of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago at the entrance to the bay Stepovaya.

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