Russia explores old nuclear waste dumps in Arctic

Russia explores old nuclear waste dumps in Arctic

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:45 am

The toxic legacy of the Cold War lives on in Russia's Arctic, where the Soviet military dumped many tonnes of radioactive hardware at sea.

For more than a decade, Western governments have been helping Russia to remove nuclear fuel from decommissioned submarines docked in the Kola Peninsula - the region closest to Scandinavia.

But further east lies an intact nuclear submarine at the bottom of the Kara Sea, and its highly enriched uranium fuel is a potential time bomb.

Read more; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21119774
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