Category Archives: Russia

Old Soviet-era reactor returns to service at Leningrad nuclear plant

I read a fair amount of unusual stuff each day, but this jumped out at me. The World Nuclear News reported today: Leningrad 1, the oldest operating RBMK unit, has been reconnected to the grid after the completion of work … Continue reading

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Fire at Russian nuclear institute that houses decommissioned reactor

Details are still sketchy, but Reuters reported today: A fire broke out on Sunday at a Moscow nuclear research centre that houses a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor, an emergency official said, … The fire was in a basement at the … Continue reading

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Fire on board Russian nuclear submarine extinguished after 20 hour battle

A fire broke out yesterday on the Russian nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg, which was in drydock at the time of the incident. MSNBC reported this morning: Russia said on Friday it had doused a raging blaze aboard a nuclear submarine after … Continue reading

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