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Old 08-13-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Russia evacuates a village due to the explosion of a test missile that uses nuclear fuel


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Russia will temporarily evacuate the village closest to the site of an accidental explosion involving a prototype missile that uses nuclear fuel, according to The Washington Post.


A train will be used to evacuate the residents of the village of Nyonoksa for about two hours Wednesday morning, according to the Post. About 450 people live in the village, although one resident told a local news outlet some residents will walk into the nearby forest rather than take the train.

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8...ious-explosion


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All the evidence points towards an explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile,” David Cullen, director of the UK’s Nuclear Information Service, told VICE News.


Russian officials have admitted five “national hero” scientists were killed testing a nuclear-powered engine, and reports of heightened radiation levels in the area have sparked a local run on iodine, which is used to treat exposure to radioactivity.

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Old 08-13-2019, 05:42 PM   #2
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Can't wait for season two of HBO's Chernobyl!
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Nuclear wessels?
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What're you talking about? The Russian government has already stated radiation levels are totally normal.
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What're you talking about? The Russian government has already stated radiation levels are totally normal.
Let me guess . . . . 3.6 roentgen /hr. Not Great, Not terrible!
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Holy ####.

I'm not mad, but you guys joke about this stuff too easily. This is a catastrophe with many human lives at risk. The Chernobyl reference is appropriate, but only insofar as the government is likely going to cover up how bad it really is, putting even more lives at risk, and then they'll throw human beings at the problem because life is cheap in Russia. Putin was born out of the old Soviet regime. He'll handle it roughly the same way.
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It’s scary that Russia is developing nuclear-powered weapons like this. Even if they work perfectly they spread dangerous radiation, and this accident shows how catastrophic it can be if they fail.
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Holy ####.

I'm not mad, but you guys joke about this stuff too easily. This is a catastrophe with many human lives at risk. The Chernobyl reference is appropriate, but only insofar as the government is likely going to cover up how bad it really is, putting even more lives at risk, and then they'll throw human beings at the problem because life is cheap in Russia. Putin was born out of the old Soviet regime. He'll handle it roughly the same way.
Hopefully this event breaks the Putin regime, just like Chernobyl broke the USSR.
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