India  
NewsR.in
> >

Sunken Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation

Video Credit: TomoNews US - Duration: 01:25s - Published < > Embed
Sunken Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation

Sunken Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation

BEAR ISLAND, NORWAY β€” Researchers from Norway and Russia have discovered radioactive leakage from a Soviet-era nuclear submarine wreck in the Norwegian Sea.

The Komsomolets sank in the ocean in 1989, taking the lives of 42 sailors after a fire broke out.

A joint expedition between the two countries was conducted this month via the remotely-operated vehicle Aegir 6000 to monitor and collect information about radioactive contamination at the wreckage site, BBC News reports.

Researchers took several water samples from in and around a ventilation duct of the submarine, with the highest recorded level of radioactive caesium being around 100 becquerel per liter or 800,000 times higher than normal.

In comparison, other areas in the Norwegian Sea have radiation levels around 0.001 becquerel per liter, according to a news release from the Institute of Marine Research.

Researchers have also taken samples of seawater and organisms that now live on the shipwreck for further analysis.

Researchers say the Soviet-era submarine wreck is 1,680 meters in the ocean.

The Komsomolets sank while carrying two nuclear torpedoes with plutonium warheads.

The team released a video of their expedition showing the remains of the submarine.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation under the sea [Video]Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation under the sea

Researchers from Norway and Russia have discovered radioactive leakage from a Soviet-era submarine wreck in the Norwegian Sea.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:13Published

Radiation leak from sunken Russian nuclear sub β€˜no threat’ – Norway researchers [Video]Radiation leak from sunken Russian nuclear sub β€˜no threat’ – Norway researchers

Robot-recovered samples from the Soviet-era submarine which sank in the Norwegian Sea reveal high levels of radiation, but scientists say there's no danger to fish or humans.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:43Published

Soviet Nuclear Sub That Sank Off Coast of Norway in 1989 Still Emitting Radiation [Video]Soviet Nuclear Sub That Sank Off Coast of Norway in 1989 Still Emitting Radiation

The wreck of a Soviet nuclear submarine that sunk off the coast of Norway in 1989 is showing levels of radiation up to 800,000 times above the normal level for the Norwegian Sea, scientists at..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:19Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest