The Russian Northern Fleet: Sources of Radioactive contamination

The Russian Northern Fleet

The report gives a thorough overview of the sources of potential releases of radioactivity which could harm the public health and the environment. The problems of nuclear waste and disused nuclear submarines is a product of the arms race and the cold war. Russia continues to build new nuclear submarines, but there are very few provisions being made to properly store old nuclear submarines and develop sufficient storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel and other radadioactive waste.

Report number: 2:1996
Authors: Aleksandr Nikitin, Igor Kudrik, Thomas Nilsen
Publisher: Bellona Foundation
ISBN: 82-993138-5-6
ISSN: 0806-3451