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"Mysterious" Nuclear Explosion Last Summer
by Michael Steinberg (blackrainpress [at]
Thursday Oct 31st, 2019 5:15 PM
A nuclear weapons explosions last summer begs our attention.
Last Summer's "Mysterious" nuclear Explosion

As this year winds downs nuclear weapons explosion last summer still begs for our attention. What does this incident, half wa around in another country,have to do with nuclear power plants here, you might ask?

Let's remember that the "Atoms For Peace" program, wherein the federal government encouraged and heavily subsidized) the development civilian nuclear reactors to produce electricity. The idea was to try to overshadow the images of the nuclear holocoast in Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused by the US

So it is far from ironic that the nuclear explosion in question occurred on August 8, the 74th anniversary of Nagasaki's immolation.

On that day Fox News reported "Russian nuclear explosion caused two workers to die from radiation sickness." The incident happened on the White Sea in northwest Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry said the blast occurred while two engineers who were testing a " nuclear isotope source" for a rocket were thrown into the sea" and died.

But independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta said "Two patients injured in the blast died of radiation sickness before they could be transported to Moscow for treatment."

"Two of the patients did not make it to the airport and died," a medical worker at the local hospital reported.

Another report, from the Moscow Times, said health care workers at Arcangel Hospital who treated the injured workers "were not informed of the potential radioactive risk from handling the patients."

Hospital workers told the Moscow Times "At 4:30 p.m. the day of the accident they received three patients who were naked in translucent plastic bags. No one-neither the hospital director or a Health Ministry official-notified staff that the patients were radioactive."

Novaga Gazeta also reported that an anonymous hospital worker said that "traces of Cesium 137 (which remains dangerously radioactive for 300 years) were detected in the emergency room area an hour after the patients were brought in." Doctors and nurses had only face masks for protection, and nothing but soap solutions to decontaminate to ER.

The nearby city of Serevdinsk's 183,000 residents were initially told to evacuate because of the radiation released by the explosion, but then the evac order was abruptly canceled.

Instead they were told to stay inside and close their windows.

Authorities later claimed the disaster wasn't as bad as the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine at Chernobyl in 1986, then ruled by the USSR.
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