Nuclear issues

Nuclear Russia, Russian Navy

Russia launches nuclear battle sub retrofitted for underwater research

Russia has released a rejuvenated nuclear submarine down the slipways at the Zvezdochka Shipyard after it underwent “in-depth” repairs that have been ongoing for the past 16 years, the portal reported. Originally one of six ballistic missile cruisers of the 667BDRM class, the Podmoskovye has emerged from its long retrofit as a “special purpose” […]

Nuclear Meltdown in Japan

Japan restarts first reactor since Fukushima disaster amid protest and concerns over new regulator

Amid vociferous public opposition, Japan on Tuesday restarted the first of more than 40 atomic reactors that were taken out of service in wake of the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which experienced a triple meltdown following a tsunami. The restart marks the end of the two-year ban on nuclear power […]

Russian impounds samples from sunken Soviet-era sub en route to Norway

Russian customs has for the last 10 months held in impound samples from a sunken nuclear submarine that Russian scientists sent to their Norwegian counterparts to confirm whether the wreck poses any radiological hazards, Norwegian media have reported. The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), which has participated in several joint missions with Russian authorities to […]

Russia to open first repository for extremely hazardous radioactive waste, but experts have doubts

Russia’s first point for long terms storage of “special” radioactive waste is to be built at the site of the EI-2 uranium graphite reactor production in Northern Siberia’s closed nuclear city of Seversk by the end of December, Russian news sources reported. The repository will rely on exclusively natural barriers between the environment and some […]