Second Typhoon being defuelled

Defuelling of the Russian nuclear submarine TK-12, project 941 (“Typhoon”) has begun at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk. The dismantling of the submarine is sponsored by the US CTR program, Zvezdochka’s press department reported. The defuelling should be completed in June, then the Typhoon will be scrapped, and its reactor compartment placed for longterm storage. In 2005 the Sevmash plant completed dismantling of the first Typhoon.