Greenpeace: in Severodvinsk radiation 20 times higher after the naval base fire
The base hosts atomic submarines. The incident resulted in 2 deaths and 6 injuries
- Russia, explosion based on atomic submarines: 2 dead and 6 wounded
Share09 August 2019In the area of Severodvinsk, scene of yesterday's accident at a naval base hosting atomic submarines, according to data from the regional section of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies, a 20-fold increase in the level of radiation was recorded. Greenpeace Russia, who asks Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian authority for consumers, to assess this information and determine "which radionuclides have been dispersed in the air and if there is a threat to human health" denounces it.
"We must understand that the peak of radiation occurred in the cities closest to Severodvinsk," Rashid Alimov, head of Greenpeace Russia's energy program, told the Moscow Times. "If a large enough quantity of radionuclides has been released, we can expect the Norwegian services to register it."
The fire, according to the Russian authorities, would have been the explosion of a liquid-propelled engine during a test. The incident resulted in 2 deaths and 6 injuries.