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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:17 PM

Fallout from Russia's mysterious missile disaster suggests a nuclear reactor blew up

A mysterious explosion at a Russian weapons testing site earlier this month released various radioactive isotopes, creating a cloud of radioactive gases that swept across a nearby town, the country's state weather agency revealed Monday, and experts said the mixture removes all doubt about what exactly blew up earlier this month.

The deadly August 8 blast at the Nyonoksa military weapons testing range released a handful of rapidly-decaying radioactive isotopes Strontium-91, Barium-139, Barium-140 and Lanthanum-140, isotopes which have half-lives ranging from 83 minutes to 12.8 days, the Rosgidromet national weather and environmental monitoring agency said in a statement Monday.

"These are fission products," Joshua Pollack, a leading expert on nuclear and missile proliferation, told Insider. "If anyone still doubts that a nuclear reactor was involved in this incident, this report should go a long way toward resolving that."

Alexander Uvarov, editor of the independent AtomInfo.ru news site, told the news agency RIA Novosti that these isotopes are products of nuclear fission involving uranium, AFP reported Monday. These radioisotopes would potentially be released by a reaction involving uranium-235.

Nils B°hmer, a Norwegian nuclear safety expert, explained to The Barents Observer that "the presence of decay products like barium and strontium is coming from a nuclear chain reaction," adding that "it is a proof that is was a nuclear reactor that exploded." Edwin Lyman, an expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists, told the Guardian that the fission products detected and revealed Monday point to a reactor release.

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Eliot Rosewater Aug 26 #1
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SWBTATTReg Aug 26 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:22 PM

1. WE would know though, wouldnt we? So rump knows this happened but is keeping

the mass murdering putin's secret for him

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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:54 PM

2. It means they were trying to destroy a hurricane.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:45 PM

3. And the Russians are flying these things around (the globe)...f**king ignorant a&&es. Going to ...

cause a major major accident eventually. Maybe one of their people will finally say, enough! No need for such, and discard the project.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:30 PM

4. Do we really think this was a flying reactor?

How god*amn stupid do you need to be to build a nuclear missile. There is literally no point. Russian ICBMs can hit everywhere in the US. Building a long flying missile has NO POINT. Maybe building a faster flying missile has some point but we have SLBMs and nuke capable cruise missiles for that too.

So Russia is building shiny crap for no real reason beyond propaganda for morons, IF this was a flying reactor.

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