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Rus­sia test in­volved small n-re­ac­tor

- BLOOMBERG Russia · Russian Empire · Centre · Ministry of Defense

The failed mis­sile test that ended in an ex­plo­sion killing five sci­en­tists on Au­gust 8on Rus­sia’s White Sea in­volved a small nu­clear re­ac­tor, ac­cord­ing to a top of­fi­cial at the in­sti­tute where they worked. “The in­sti­tute is work­ing on small-scale power sources that use ra­dioac­tive ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing fis­sile and ra­dioiso­tope ma­te­ri­als for the De­fence Min­istry and civil­ian uses,” Vy­ach­eslav Soloviev, sci­en­tific direc­tor of the in­sti­tute, said in a video shown by lo­cal TV. The men, who will be buried on Mon­day, were na­tional he­roes and the elite of the Rus­sian Fed­eral Nu­clear Cen­tre, in­sti­tute Direc­tor Valentin Kostyukov said in the video.

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