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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-11 05:46 AM
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Russian nuclear submarine fire contained but not out
Source: BBC

A huge fire that engulfed a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing repairs in the northern Murmansk region is contained but not out, officials say.

Firefighters battled the blaze for nine hours after it broke out on Thursday on a wooden deck near the Yekaterinburg.

Officials said there was no radiation leak because the reactors had been shut down before repairs began. But nine people were injured fighting the fire. <snip>

Television pictures of the Roslyakovo dock which were broadcast on Thursday showed thick smoke billowing from the top of the 11,7400-tonne Yekaterinburg as personnel from 11 fire brigades, along with several helicopters and a navy fire boat, battled the flames.

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