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NKS Programme Area:NKS-B
Research Area:Emergency preparedness
Report Number:NKS-57
Report Title:The Potential Risks from Russian Nuclear Ships. NKS-SBA-1 Status Report
Activity Acronym:SBA-1
Authors:Povl L. Ølgaard
Abstract:A review is given of the information available on the Russian nuclear ships including submarines, cruisers and icebreaking ships with special emphasis on the vessels of the Northern Fleet and the Russian icebreakers. A significant part of these ships has today been taken out of active service, and they are in various stages of decommissioning. Information on the decommissioned vessels, their storage sites and the procedures planned for the further decommissioning works is discussed. The handling of spent nuclear fuel is also considered. The various types of accidents, which might occur with these ships, operational as well as decommissioned, are considered, and examples of actual accidents with operational vessels are presented. The types of accidents considered include criticality accidents, loss-of-coolant accidents, fires/explosions and sinking. Some measures taken by the Russians to avoid such accidents are discussed. The special problems connected to the two decommissioned submarines of the Northern Fleet, which have damaged cores, are mentioned.
Publication date:01 Nov 2001
ISBN:ISBN: 87-7893-112-6
Number of downloads:1025
Download:pdf NKS-57.pdf

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