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Re: Russia

Post by robinson » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 pm

Witness wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

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He added that there is "no infrastructure for a nuclear clean up" in the region.
https://news.yahoo.com/russia-launches- ... 36329.html
Here's some news. There is no infrastructure anywhere for a nuclear clean up, of any region.
You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat

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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:23 pm

So what. It's the arctic. If there's a spill, it will only impact Siberia, Canada, Alaska, and the Netherlands, and who cares about them?

Oh, and Svalbard.

Oh, wait! :shock:
Such potential!

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Re: Russia

Post by ed » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:04 am

And greenland
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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:33 am

Dammit, Russia. It's like you WANT to pick a fight.
Such potential!

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:01 am

Have a drink, ya all!

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:29 am

US intel report says mysterious Russian explosion was triggered by recovery mission of nuclear-powered missile, not a test
  • A U.S. intelligence report says the mysterious explosion off Russia's northern coast occurred during a recovery mission to salvage the Kremlin's nuclear-powered missile from the ocean floor.
  • The mysterious explosion sparked fears that Russia had tested its nuclear-powered Burevestnik missile, also known as Skyfall.
  • CNBC learned last year of similar plans Moscow made to try to recover a nuclear-powered missile lost at sea.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/29/intel-s ... -test.html for the details.

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:42 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings
Phew:
Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.

Developed by Rosatom, the plant, known as “Akademik Lomonosov”, set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey on Aug. 23 through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region.

Rosatom said it aims to make the floating station operational by the year-end. It would become the world’s northernmost nuclear power station.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russ ... SKBN1VZ0CY




And in completely different news:
Russian activist saves data from police with drone

Sergey Boyko says he sent hard drives to a friend by drone when police banged at his door at 10:00 local time, to avoid them getting hold of the data.

The search was part of a nationwide crackdown on the opposition.

Around 200 raids have been carried out in the past few days after the ruling party suffered major losses in local elections in Moscow.

A YouTube video taken (in Russian) by a female companion shows Mr Boyko, who lives in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, releasing a drone from his flat in a tall apartment block as police wait to be let in.

Mr Boyko heads the local branch of the movement of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who campaigned for voters to defeat candidates of the United Russia party using tactical voting in Sunday's city council election.

The activists say the raids are a form of revenge by the authorities for the setbacks.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49689833

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:07 pm

What's with Russia these days? :notsure:
Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus

Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding virus, and also houses Ebola samples

A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.

The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.

The blast took place during repairs to a fifth-floor sanitary inspection room at the facility – known as Vector – in Koltsovo, in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia, the centre said on Monday. The site housed secret biological weapons research during the Soviet era and is now one of Russia’s main disease research centres.

One worker suffered third-degree burns after the blast, which blew out the glass in the building. The fire reportedly spread through the building’s ventilation system. A fire covering ​​30 square metres was later extinguished.

Russian authorities insisted that the room where the explosion occurred was not holding any biohazardous substances and that no structural damage was caused. The mayor of Koltsovo said that the laboratory did not contain any disease samples because of ongoing repair work.

The smallpox virus survives in two places on Earth: at Vector and at another high-security laboratory at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... lpox-virus