Eating Fish Taken Near Sank Radioactive/Uranium Submarine?
Russia's 'slow-motion Chernobyl' at sea...
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September 3, 2020 - by Alec Luhn for bbc.com
- The K-27 was sunk after some safety measures were installed that should keep the wreck safe until 2032. But another incident is more alarming. The K-159, a 350ft (107m) November-class attack submarine, was in service from 1963 to 1989. The K-159 sank with no warning, sending 800kg (1,760lb) of spent uranium fuel to the seafloor beneath busy fishing and shipping lanes...
Beneath some of the world's busiest fisheries, radioactive submarines from the Soviet era lie disintegrating on the seafloor. Decades later, Russia is preparing to retrieve them.
By tradition, Russians always bring an odd number of flowers to a living person and an even number to a grave or memorial.
But every other day, 83-year-old Raisa Lappa places three roses or gladiolas by the plaque to her son Sergei in their hometown Rubtsovsk, as if he hadn't gone down with his submarine during an ill-fated towing operation in the Arctic Ocean in 2003.
"I have episodes where I'm not normal, I go crazy, and it seems that he's alive, so I bring an odd number," she says. "They should raise the boat, so we mothers could put our sons' remains in the ground, and I could maybe have a little more peace."
After 17 years of unfulfilled promises, she may finally get her wish, though not...