The Hindu Business Line
Russia test involved small n-reactor
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.