Evidence is mounting that Russia may be trying to cover up a tragic nuclear accident after a mysterious blast on August 8 killed at least seven people at a Russian naval weapons site. Russia has declined to say exactly what caused the deadly blast. But doctors who treated injured patients reportedly were not told of radiation risks, and authorities are said to have destroyed hospital records. Four nuclear monitoring sites near the testing range mysteriously went offline shortly after the deadly blast, something an expert called “a very odd coincidence.” Western experts and intelligence officials believe the Nyonoksa explosion was caused by a failed test of the 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile, a very dangerous doomsday weapon that NATO calls the SSC-X-9 Skyfall.
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On 23 August the Russian company Rosatom will start towing its first floating nuclear power plant from Murmansk to Pevek in Chukotka. Called Akademik Lomonosov (pictured), the huge vessel is the world’s first floating nuclear power plant and a key part of efforts by Russia and others to expand activities in the region. However, the multi-billion-euro project has come under attack from Greenpeace. The strongly anti-nuclear environmental group has gone as far as describing it as a “Chernobyl on ice.”
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