Norway Radioactive Leak in Sea

May 2019

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This summer, Norwegian and Russian scientists will plumb the depths of one of the Cold War’s most enduring legends – the Komsomolets nuclear submarine, which sank 30 years ago off Norway’s northern coast, killing 41. The submarine, at the time the most advanced in the Soviet Navy, was carrying two plutonium warheads when it went down on April 7, 1989. Those now lie at a depth of 1,680 meters with the rest of the sub’s wreckage and pose ongoing worries about radioactive leakage