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Old 08-08-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Russian Explosions

Stuff keeps blowing up in Russia. Apparently a radiation spike occurred in the most recent but finding a good source of info may be difficult.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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... finding a good source of info may be difficult.
Start with where it is all happening. One source says somewhere in northern Russia. Another says Achinsk - in south central Siberia. Some indicate this has been ongoing for three days.

Some report it is an assembly factory for soviet submarine missiles. Some also suggest a short radiation release occurred. A Russian government source says it was only a exploded rocket. Information is hard to come by. But many in nearby towns have decided to evacuate. Do they know something?
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #3
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Indeed, there are many conflicting reports.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:51 AM   #4
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Anybody hear anything more. News seems to remain scarce.

Apparently it was not an assembly plant as some reported. It was a submarine missile test site. Testing everything including intercontinental missiles.

Rumor suggest the explosion was created by brush fires that got into the test camp. Another reporter got it (I suspect) so wrong as to called them "nuclear powered missiles".

Some have the fire extinguished after six hours. Others say fifteen. Still others say days. Anybody hear anything that might be called credible?

With all these cameras now on private satellites, where are the pictures?
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:51 AM   #5
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"Radio-isotope propellant source" is the quote they're using here.

This from the BBC yesterday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49319160
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:16 AM   #6
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From Rhianne's link
Mark Galeotti, a leading Russia analyst and researcher at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), says nuclear propulsion poses huge technical challenges. "There is speed versus the weight of the system, and the risk of a missile that spews radioactive exhaust wherever it goes," he told the BBC.

"These new systems have their origin in Soviet times - they've been taken off the shelves and given new investment."


Remember how careful the Soviets were?
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Remember how careful the Soviets were?
Remember?

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... that the only way American astronauts can get into space is using Russian capsules and rockets.
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