Given the fragile state of submarines in the Pacific Fleet, accidents are bound to happen. The standard de-fueling and refueling time for a submarine is a month–during which much can go wrong. An example is the reactor explosion that occurred at Chazma bay in 1985 during the refueling. Another sub ported on Kamchatka sank in 1997 due to its rust-ridden state. The decrepit shape of the Pacific Fleet’s subs, however, and the grand magnitude of space they are spread over virtually assure more accidents in the future. Other sources of potential radioactive dangers are the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGS) that dot the eastern coast. These are unguarded health hazards that have been used in the past to power navigationb beacons, but are now dilapidated and neglected.
India's navy was supposed to lease the brand-new Russian nuclear submarine that suffered an accident over the weekend that killed 20 people, Russian and Indian news reports said Monday.comments
Yesterday Russian Navy spokesman Captain Igor Dygalo has denied reports claiming that fuel has leaked from the missile compartment aboard one of the nuclear submarines at a military base in the Kamchatka region.comments
The security guards stopped the truck with radioactive scrap metal at the entry to the commercial port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk, the Russian Far East.comments