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U.S.-Based Experts Suspect Russia Blast Involved Nuclear-Powered Missile

U.S.-Based Experts Suspect Russia Blast Involved Nuclear-Powered Missile
NASA Nerva – nuclear rocket engine

U.S.-based nuclear experts said on Friday they suspected an accidental blast and radiation release in northern Russia this week occurred during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year.

The Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by state-run news outlets, said that two people died and six were injured on Thursday in an explosion of what it called a liquid propellant rocket engine. No dangerous substances were released, it said. Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom said early on Saturday that five of its staff members died…

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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