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Two dead and man-made radiation spike RUSSIA
The US and Russia worked TOGETHER to engage the study of SMRs for this event. "WMD" is media hyperbole to distract you from what they are building in our backyards, as we speak, an energy generating smaller nuclear reactor in Ukraine. There are several on the table in the US. The US gave our tax dollars to NJ to build the factory for Ukraine first of its kind, disguising it as US bound. There are federal indictments flying everywhere as a result of Holtecs scam to dupe the public.

...More misinformation and misdirection soon followed. In Moscow, some television channels blinked out on the night of the accident; screens turned blue and broadcast a warning for residents to remain indoors because of a storm with strong winds. Automated sensors that form part of an international network of radiation monitors, and which may have provided more clues about what happened, mysteriously stopped transmitting results.

Doctors and nurses at a hospital in the city of Arkhangelsk, about 40 miles from the blast, said they were not warned that patients arriving from the site were contaminated with radiation, and treated them without protective clothing.

Later, when one of the doctors was found to have a trace of radioactive cesium 137 in his tissue, the regional government in Arkhangelsk issued a news release saying the contamination was “with some degree of certainty” unrelated to the accident.

The doctor likely ate the element unwittingly in “fish, mushrooms, lichens, seaweed” or another food fouled earlier by fallout from some other, unspecified incident, the statement said.

Officials told the contaminated man he probably ate “Fukushima crabs” while on vacation in Thailand, according to Meduza, an independent news site, citing a fellow doctor at the hospital.

The identification of the four isotopes by the Russian meteorological agency came 18 days after the explosion, and noted that samples taken in the city of Severodvinsk in the 15 days after the explosion contained strontium 91, barium 139, barium 140 and lanthanum 140. Earlier, the same weather agency said a cloud of “inert radioactive gas” had set off radiation meters in the city.

The four isotopes are solids formed from the decay of two radioactive inert gases created from fission of uranium or plutonium, Bruno Chareyron, the laboratory director of CRIIRAD, a French nongovernmental group tracking radiation risks, said in a telephone interview.

The presence of these isotopes miles from the site of the accident, he said, suggested heavier, more dangerous contaminants such as plutonium, cesium 137 or radioactive iodine likely fell into the sea. Greenpeace, the conservation group, issued a statement saying the presence of these isotopes suggested cesium 137 was also released.
dangerous contaminants such as plutonium, cesium 137 or radioactive iodine likely fell into the sea.  Whew, we are safe then
The Siberia weapons complex [sic] explosion https://youtu.be/7mwjAsBhucc

A commenter pointed out a flying object going into the blast from the right.

Possibly exiting on the left and, possibly, also noted far left, an oblong rectangular tall building with a rectangular beige (building) directly right, the object making a sharp turn to the right.

Around 29 seconds in, iirc...
radioactive russian barges 

A pair of pontoon barges suspected of being doused in radioactivity during a deadly nuclear missile accident in Russia washed up on a local beach three weeks ago, where they’ve reportedly been leaking radiation into the sea and sand ever since.

They landed near the mouth of the Verkhovka river, at a spot once popular with locals as a seaside hangout on Russia’s far-northern coast, and have been sitting there with no official warning signs beyond a dirty red shirt stretched between two wooden poles, according to a report on local television station Belomorkanal.

Radiation measurements as high as eight times normal background levels were taken on Aug. 31 from a distance of 150 meters, while earlier tests soon after the pontoons arrived peaked as high as 38 times normal, 

Russia nuclear fuel cycle
Regarding reactor design, Rosatom has said it is keen to be involved in international projects for Generation IV reactor development and is keen to have international participation in fast neutron reactor development, as well as joint proposals for MOX fuel fabrication.
In April 2007 Red Star, a government-owned design bureau, and US company Thorium Power (now Lightbridge Corporation) agreed to collaborate on testing Lightbridge's seed and blanket fuel assemblies at the Kurchatov Institute with a view to using thorium-plutonium fuel in VVER-1000 reactors, partly in order to dispose of surplus military plutonium (see information papers on Fuel Fabrication and Military Warheads as a Source of Nuclear Fuel for details).
In 2006 the former working relationship with Kazakhstan in nuclear fuel supplies was rebuilt. Kazatomprom has agreed to a major long-term program of strategic cooperation with Russia in uranium and nuclear fuel supply, as well as development of small reactors, effectively reuniting the two countries' interests in future exports of nuclear fuel to China, Japan, Korea, the USA and Western Europe.
In June 2010 Rosatom signed a major framework agreement with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) covering "nuclear energy development strategy, nuclear fuel cycle, development of next-generation reactors, future gas coolant reactor systems, radiation safety and nuclear material safety, prevention and emergency measures." Much of the collaboration will be focused on reprocessing and wastes, also sodium-cooled fast reactors. Subsequently EdF and Rosatom signed a further cooperation agreement covering R&D, nuclear fuel, and nuclear power plants - both existing and under construction....
Over two decades to about 2010 a Russian-US coordinating committee* was discussing building a GT-MHR prototype at Seversk, primarily for weapons plutonium disposition. Today OKBM is responsible to collaboration with China on HTR development, though NIIAR and Kurchatov Institute are also involved.* involving SC Rosatom, NIIAR, OKBM, RRC Kurchatov Institute and VNIINM on the Russian side and NNSA, General Atomics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the US side.

More. Plenty....

For the past 20 days, a mysterious explosion in the White Sea area of Northern Russia that left five nuclear scientists dead has been the focus of worldwide speculation. While Russia has acknowledged that it was a weapons test gone wrong, it has been coy about the radioactive elements involved in the accident. Western analysts have suggested Russia may have been testing a missile powered by a small nuclear reactor, but sketchy statements from Moscow draw a picture of a different sort of radioactive device.
The city of Severodvinsk, near where the accident occurred, reported a spike in radiation levels in the immediate aftermath of the blast. That report was censored, but soon after, Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency admitted that the accident had involved an “isotope power source.”
But data released Monday by Russia’s weather service, Rosgidromet, suggests otherwise. Certain radioactive isotopes the agency measured in the wake of the blast could only have come from an accident with a nuclear reactor, and not an isotope power source, numerous experts say.
The contradictory reports from Russian officials, and the near daily revelations in the media of newer information about the blast, suggest that we have yet to hear the full tale of what happened that day. Here are the highlights of what we know so far:



Oh, my!

'Dirty timebomb' ticking in Russian nuclear dump threatens Europe

Holtec Ukraine sign SMR agreement. Holtec board member is Ukraine official. June 2019


Ukraine Fuel and fuel waste contracts with Orano and Westinghouse, Holtec currently contracts Chernobyl waste, also.

The Centralized spent nuclear fuel storage facility construction works are carried out according to the approved schedule. Ukraine has already received a significant part of the equipment for the first stage of CSNFSF, manufactured by the American company Holtec, which also provided the technology for storage facility construction. The commissioning of the 1st CSNFSF start-up complex is planned for 2019.
...The Company is also working on choosing a new type of reactor, searching for alternative nuclear fuel options and on other important issues.
Swiss nuclear station closed due to faulty AREVA [Orano] fuel rods

Environmental security threat report fed. gov..

See "Barge" and "submarine" decommissioning.

Barge images: https://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/...eports-say

https://sputniknews.com/science/20151202...lear-fuel/ 2015

A Russian nuclear facility is upgrading to assist Japan to reprocess spent nuclear fuel from the Fukushima nuclear plant in the near future, the company said in a statement.
"The upgrade of the RT-1 [assembly building] facilities to reprocess spent fuel for Russian VVER-1000 reactors will be completed by the end of 2016. By early 2017 the plant will be technically ready for fuel processing, including substandard and defective spent nuclear fuel of Western design," Kirillov said
He specified that the products needed to be placed in spent fuel canisters on site before being transported from the plant.

Kirillov added that RT-1 would be technically ready to start transporting and reprocessing fuel from the plant’s boiling water reactor (BWR) by early 2017.
Mayak is part of the Rosatom state atomic energy corporation. Rosatom’s first deputy chief executive for international business, Kirill Komarov, has said that the company is prepared to cooperate with Japanese equipment suppliers on Russian projects to build nuclear plants abroad.
..,Last year, Tokyo appointed Rosatom as a partner in a demonstration project to clean up radioactive isotopes in the waters surrounding Fukushima.

1999; some history
a civilization that cultivates poison and death will reap poison and death

The world's nuclear industry, through the ex military, CIA entrepreneurial group 'Non-Proliferation Trust',  organized a worldwide nuclear dump site in Russia," said Slivyak. "Sending of nuclear garbage from other countries to Russia will never improve safety, but will contribute to Minatom's policy of nuclear genocide against the Russian population. If the U.S. administration goes along with NPT's plan, the genocide will become international."

 "Minatom several times has stated it intends to reprocess the foreign spent fuel," said Slivyak. Plutonium extracted through reprocessing can be used for nuclear weapon production and also in the MOX program of Russia. This program includes using the old, dangerous Soviet-designed reactors and reprocessing facilities. Russia's greatest nuclear catastrophe happened at the Mayak plutonium producing facility in 1957.

Well how does this happen, who funds this crazy stuff?   We do of course


the Department of Defense' budget authority is approximately $693,058,000,000. Approximately $684,985,000,000 is discretionary, approximately $8,081,000,000 is mandatory..  There is a misnomer here.  Health means Sickness. Interest on Debt is better than perpetual motion.  The federal reserve owns 12% of the federal debt, and the usury will be paid to it by increasing taxes and issuing more debt.  


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Re VNII institution involved in explosion.

Some better history. Of course, not current.

See whistleblower Trump headlines involving Ukraine, for current news releases paving the way for the latest slip.


Sounds like what the US has been doing in the Mid East.

Russia and the US working together to be at war with each other on foreign lands, destabilizing countries before they are completely regulated by them and their industries. I wonder why Holtec isn't in the reporting...
“The United States has determined that the explosion near Nenoksa, Russia, was the result of a nuclear reaction that occurred during the recovery of a Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile. The missile remained on the bed of the White Sea since its failed test early last year, in close proximity to a major population center,” according to the assessment.

A Miniature Nuclear Reactor at the bottom of the White Sea exploded within a year, during recovery? Resulting in exposure and contamination in nearby villages and exposure of rcrews and scientists nearby?
The proposed Small Nuclear Reactors are massive by comparison, untested, unproven and never-before proposed for international peaceful uses, including energy production. We can expect many more mishaps in the industry in our futures.

All information to date is void of the circumstances behind the reactor "blowing up", contaminating the air, land and peoples above water... Also not clear if the accident happened above or below water, although one may speculate the former, judging from the exposures and related alarms and other evidence, including a nuclear explosion type fireball documented by citizens pictures and testimonies.

...The Arkangelsk region has the two largest naval shipyards in the Northern Fleet. Initially designed for submarine construction and repair, both Sevmash and Zvezdochka now also serve as major facilities for nuclear submarine dismantlement. Several submarines are awaiting dismantlement along with some floating reactor compartments awaiting long-term storage. The city of Severodvinsk on the White Sea supplies the work force for these two naval yards. In and around Severodvinsk, there are four solid waste storage facilities. More than 12,000 cubic meters of radioactive waste is stored in Severodvinsk. Much of this waste is stored haphazardly.

The Russian nuclear submarine decommissioning and dismantlement process involves the following steps[7]:

Removal of the submarine from active status;
Removal of missiles (for ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and guided-missile submarines (SSGNs)) and other weapons, such as torpedoes;
Cutting out ballistic missile launch tubes (for SSBNs);
Extraction of the spent nuclear fuel and disconnection of the reactor circuits;
Transport of spent fuel for reprocessing or long-term storage;
Storage and disposal of low- and high-level radioactive wastes;
Removal, recovery, and recycling of reusable equipment and metals;
Separation of the reactor compartment (usually with a compartment attached on either side of the reactor compartment);
Sealing of the reactor compartment for long term storage (presently, these compartments are floating at pierside as three-compartment units); and
Scrapping remaining uncontaminated parts that are not salvageable.
Presently, Russia is attempting to create the necessary infrastructure to carry out this program. Recently, Russia has expressed the view that it must conduct this program in a deliberate, careful manner in order to minimize expenditures and to preclude building unnecessary or unused capacity. Only up to 20 percent of the costs might be recouped from the sale of non-nuclear materials recovered from the de-commissioned submarines. This is representative of the costs that can be recovered from the submarine disposal process in the U.S. Table 1 summarizes the major steps in the lifecycle management of Russian naval spent nuclear fuel from submarine dismantlement activities.

Throughout the facilities noted above and the rest of the Russian nuclear navy, disposing of spent nuclear fuel represents the key disposal and cleanup challenge. While spent nuclear fuel is only about 5% of the radioactive waste volume from Russian submarines, it comprises more than 99% of the radioactivity from these vessels. This inventory resides in more than 100 decommissioned submarines (the majority are in Northwest Russia), shore storage facilities, icebreakers (under civilian control), military and civilian (for example, the Lepse and Lotta) surface vessels, and barges. According to open sources, the total amount of spent fuel assemblies exceeds 112,000, including about 34,000 in the Pacific Fleet and about 79,000 in the Northern Fleet[8].

To meet the challenge of spent fuel disposal, Russia is contemplating new spent fuel handling, movement, and storage initiatives, in addition to increasing spent fuel reprocessing in the immediate future. While some of these initiatives involve cooperative technical development efforts with western countries that address specific radioactive waste management problems, others are unilateral Russian initiatives at the present time. Some of these actions, given current Russian environmental conditions and the status of relevant infrastructure, cause international concern and may pose significant threats to environmental security by either exacerbating the existing problems in the affected regions or by contributing to potential new problems in the future. Problems could arise from:

Limited Russian capabilities in the proper off-loading of fuel assemblies and low level liquid waste from ballistic (SSBN) and general purpose (attack -- SSN and guided-missile -- SSGN) submarines;
Lack of capabilities for the proper handling, transport, and storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies;
Uncertainties over the disposal of nuclear reactor compartments from the decommissioned submarines, including a small number of liquid metal reactors which cannot be de-fueled;
Unsatisfactory storage of spent and damaged nuclear fuel assemblies onboard ships (such as the Lepse, the Lotta, and other similar storage ships) and barges;
Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel and management of the resulting waste streams;
Inadequate plans, procedures, technologies, and resources supporting Russian spent fuel and waste management;
Lack of Russian Federation inter-ministerial cooperation to effectively carry out programs; and
Lack of a permanent waste repository.
The Northern Fleet operates six service ships for submarine de-fueling operations. Four of these vessels are the 30-year old Project 326 Class ships, and two are the more modern Malina Class vessels. Reportedly, all of these vessels are in poor mechanical condition; several are severely contaminated with radioactivity, and all are close to full storage capacity for spent nuclear fuel. Pacific Fleet support vessels are also poorly maintained.

Another component of the radioactive waste management system is storage and processing of liquid radioactive waste. The Russian Navy suffers from a lack of both storage capacity and facilities for waste processing. The United States, Norway, and Japan have expanded waste processing facilities; for example, a significant effort is the upgrade and expansion of the RTP Atomflot site to treat primary coolant waters and high salinity radioactive liquid waste from dismantled submarines. These facilities will help Russia meet and adhere to all requirements of the London Dumping Convention. ...

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