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US-Based Experts Suspect Russia Blast Involved Nuclear-Powered Missile

U.S.-based nuclear experts said 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 Ministry of Defense, quoted by state-run news outlets, said that two people died and six were injured 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 Saturday that five of its staff members died.A spokeswoman for Severodvinsk, a city of 185,000 near the test site in the Arkhangelsk …read more

Source: Voice of America

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