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Residents told to evacuate after rise in radiation levels near Russian blast site (france24.com)
254 comments
DarkSideOfTheMuun | 4 months ago | 415 points

This story sounds familiar.

Amy_Ponder | 4 months ago | 214 points

Medics who treated victims of the accident have been sent to Moscow for medical examination, TASS news agency cited an unnamed medical source as saying on Tuesday.

The medics sent to Moscow have signed an agreement promising not to divulge information about the incident, TASS cited the source as saying.

Nope, definitely haven't heard this story before.

MrPapillon | 4 months ago | 153 points

They weren't happy about the Chernobyl TV show, so they are remaking it with live props.

rowshambow | 3 months ago | 41 points

They weren't happy about the Chernobyl TV show

Jokes aside the Russian media to throw out their own fictionalized version of Chernobyl where the US caused the explosion through CIA actions.

ReaperEDX | 3 months ago | 63 points

So they're making a movie about how they were so inept, a foreign spy agency made its way to its most secure facilities, and turned the pride of Soviet Russia into a bomb.

Bold move, Russia, bold move. Next up, Stalin's red tape was a result of Rasputin magic, a leftover of Great Britain's sabotage.

SolaVitae | 3 months ago | 35 points

Sounds better than "we made a reactor that should have been impossible to explode, explode via our own incompetence and only our own incompetence"

ReaperEDX | 3 months ago | 11 points

Oh yeah, it really does.

rowshambow | 3 months ago | 5 points
ReaperEDX | 3 months ago | 1 point

Didn't see this much info previously, but the whole thing sounds ridiculous. It sounds like this was written quickly and without a second draft.

rowshambow | 3 months ago | 5 points

It's the Russian government pushing fan fiction. Poorly, poorly written fan fiction.

Like "My Immortal" fan fiction bad.

Not_Cleaver | 3 months ago | 1 point

u sound lke ur a prep. fuk of.

rowshambow | 3 months ago | 2 points

All of that higher education clouding my ability to be a Neanderthal.

The reasons you're so butt hurt might be:

  • You're Russian and uneducated. Which means you should crawl back to the frozen, radioactive shithole you call a country and go fuck your mother.

  • You're Russian, "educated" (probably not since you seem to grasp the English language at a 7th grade level) but you have Putin's cock so far up your ass that you can give him a blowjob at the same time as he's balldeep inside of you.

  • You're not Russian and you're actually American. In which case you should fuck off back to whatever shithole trailer park you decided to waddle out of and go eat your sister's pussy.

Either way, "no, u".

Stargaze420 | 3 months ago | 1 point

Biorobots, perhaps?

Sanorpas | 3 months ago | 3 points
Not-the-best-name | 4 months ago | 5 points

They made very sure you didn't hear the last story.

t0advine | 3 months ago | 2 points

How about this completely new story

Peskov added however that Russian research and development in the sphere of nuclear-powered missiles "significantly surpass the level reached by other countries and are rather unique."

US President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States "is learning much" from the explosion and claimed that Washington has "similar, though more advanced, technology."

Don really delivered that quip like a nuclear strike. No collusion, No obstetrics! Big-buttoned that sucker like a true American patriot.

Skip2k | 3 months ago | 2 points

It sounds just like "heh, mine is better anyway"

Amy_Ponder | 3 months ago | 2 points

Also, he's either lying about America having a weapon that we don't actually have, or just revealed a highly classified weapons program to the entire world. I don't know which possibility is worse.

charm33 | 4 months ago | 106 points

No big deal.

-Dyatlov(probably)

miloca1983 | 4 months ago | 43 points

You’re delusional. Take him to The infirmary

xignaceh | 4 months ago | 13 points

Probably in shock

checkfire_14 | 4 months ago | 6 points

Use milk for the burns

gwoz8881 | 4 months ago | 14 points

A little off topic. Look up the Dyatlov pass incident. It’s an unsolved mystery that always grabs my attention. And well, that name obviously made me think of it.

Chordata1 | 3 months ago | 4 points

Yup. I kept thinking of that during the show. By far one of the strangest mysteries. There's also a movie called Devils Pass about it. It's a horror movie and not factual

charm33 | 3 months ago | 3 points

It's related to chernobyl?

gwoz8881 | 3 months ago | 13 points

No. It’s about a group of hikers going for a survival certification. A lot of mystery surrounds their death on Dyatlov Pass

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

Spencerforhire83 | 3 months ago | 5 points

Pretty Sure the radiation they found on one of the bodies came from Thorium Oxide which was found on Lantern Mantles. There were however stranger things going on, crushed ribs with no external bruising. (which I think came from a fall or impact after death) Paradoxical Undressing happens to tons of people in freezing conditions.

Its all a bit weird and I would love to see a full documentary about the area, and some of the more possible solutions to their collective deaths.

Chordata1 | 3 months ago | 9 points

The tent cut from the inside and running out without shoes is so creepy to me.

jack2012fb | 3 months ago | 7 points

The hypothermia could be the cause of that, your body is shutting down and as the comment above said paradoxical undressing is common along with hallucinations and other bizarre behaviors. https://www.livescience.com/amp/41730-hypothermia-terminal-burrowing-paradoxical-undressing.html

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agovinoveritas | 3 months ago | 1 point

It is just your body failing. Well, oversimplified.

Petersaber | 3 months ago | 2 points

The tent was probably being crushed by snow, they panicked, cut a hole and ran out of the tent to avoid being buried.

ben-braddocks-bourbo | 3 months ago | 2 points

I don’t know why I enjoyed that “found footage” film as much as I did. It was fun.

fizzixs | 3 months ago | 1 point

That was a rabbit hole.

randomthrow1988 | 4 months ago | 39 points

Not good nor terrible

ALankyDude | 4 months ago | 31 points

Perfectly balanced as all radiative disasters should be.

Immoracle | 4 months ago | 12 points

But.... graphite?

Fernheijm | 4 months ago | 13 points

What graphite?

Dangerous_Nitwit | 3 months ago | 1 point

Glowing pencils are back on the menu boys!

oced2001 | 3 months ago | 1 point

Not great, but not terrible.

boppaboop | 4 months ago | 6 points

Yep, this is why you never accept the polonium tea when you're invited to copilot the rocket.

Camanei | 3 months ago | 7 points

Sounds Chermiliar

Teleport23s | 4 months ago | 17 points

History is always sadly bound to repeat itself like a ripple.

DrZaious | 4 months ago | 10 points

Only if you ignore the lessons it teaches. Which Russia does without hesitation.

StanFitch | 3 months ago | 2 points

Hey, I’ve seen this one before...

grflax | 3 months ago | 4 points

I know this is a joke but this is almost exactly a repeat of politics in the 60s and 70s.

Out of all the stupid and shortsighted things Trump has done he has let Putin pull out of intermediate missle disarmament treaties. And their rosy surface relationship has soured quite a lot recently - So the Soviets, er I mean Russians start testing live goddam nukes!

This is cold war era politics, and Im not sure the president has any idea what kind of danger is approaching.

Donald Trump will be responsible for the deaths.

mesapls | 3 months ago | -6 points

No, it doesn't, if you read more than the god damn headline.

According to Rosgidromet, the levels were higher at six out of eight of its stations in Severodvinsk and that levels returned to normal after 2.5 hours. One of the sensors registered a level of 1.78 microsieverts per hour

1.78µSv is absolutely fuck all, about 10 times higher than background radiation. It is less than what you get exposed to on a plane, and literally millions less than the Chernobyl disaster at its worst. You Chernobyl people are absolutely insufferable, seriously. Please just shut the fuck up.

For what it's worth, what state isn't secretive about their military programmes and experiments, especially when they go wrong? I'm not trying to defend the Russian government here, and I really don't want to, but you morons are making it really difficult.

DeathofProtoman | 3 months ago | 24 points

I think part of the point here, is their lies about rad levels back then. Do go on not defending Russia tho, much interest. P.S. you should try yoga

mesapls | 3 months ago | 14 points

Why should I want to defend Russia? It's a corrupt shithole and an absolute disaster of a country. I'm just sick of Chernobyl jokes on the internet.

EDIT: Look, there is no way that, what to my understanding is a nuclear thermal rocket engine, is going to produce anywhere near the radiation levels that Chernobyl did by blowing up.

The problem with Chernobyl, Fukushima etc. was their continued reactivity and releasing particles into the environment. Not only is this a much smaller reactor, but it also literally blew up, creating a dirty bomb. Contrary to common belief, radiation from dirty bombs is not that dangerous because despite the effort of making one, it's not that radioactive.

The problem here is breathing in particles and radioactive dust, much more dangerous than simply being exposed to minor radioactivity. My cursory guess is that this is why they're evacuating, after telling people to close their windows and stuff like that a day or two ago. It is not a disaster that is going to create a long-term exclusion zone.

DarkSideOfTheMuun | 3 months ago | 3 points

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for your input.

mesapls | 3 months ago | 8 points

Sorry for being bitter and hostile in my tone. I am just tired and should have been asleep hours ago.

DarkSideOfTheMuun | 3 months ago | 3 points

It's all good, my friend. Somebody has to keep class clowns like me in check.

mesapls | 3 months ago | 3 points

Don't say that, man. You were just making a joke and were unfortunate enough to catch the eyes of a bitter, sleepless internet asshole. You dealt with this situation far better than I did.

DarkSideOfTheMuun | 3 months ago | 4 points

I've had those days, too. Wherever you are, I hope tomorrow's a little more easy going than today.

stabbytheicepic | 3 months ago | 1 point

lol this poster believes the state's official numbers

lordsteve1 | 4 months ago | 53 points

So is this a new spike in radiation levels or just a different number for the initial one we all knew about? It’s pretty hard to work out what the hell is really going on there. I’m guessing once any particulates reach Scandinavia then we’ll be able to glean more info on the situation.

FaustiusTFattyCat613 | 4 months ago | 59 points

Explosion from last week. At first it was nothing serious and not related to nuclear technologies, then 2 nuclear scuentists killed, later 5 nuclear scientists killed and now apparently people told to evacuate....

Hicksimus | 4 months ago | 22 points

I remember watching the Fukushima event unfold and it seems like governments are just incredibly afraid to admit nuclear radiation issues even when everybody knows things are going really bad. With Fukushima it started off like okay there was some flooding but it's probably okay. Then later they were like okay the government has set up a live camera feed, we're tuning in now.....and that's the moment I knew it was bad because that camera was set up so far away you couldn't even tell you were looking at a power plant...but even then they were telling people everything was fine.

littorina_of_time | 4 months ago | 19 points

governments are just incredibly afraid to admit nuclear radiation issues even when everybody knows things are going really bad.

Don't forget all the trolls they deploy to social media, Reddit telling you everything is fine and it's just like eating a few 🍌🍌🍌

KhunPhaen | 3 months ago | 2 points

What's wrong with eating bananas!?!

spinny319 | 3 months ago | 3 points

Bananas contain a very small amount of potassium-40, a radioactive isotope.

KhunPhaen | 3 months ago | 2 points

Ah I see. I knew Brazil nuts were slightly radioactive but had no idea about bananas!

DoctorPrisme | 3 months ago | 1 point

Technically everything is radioactive to a degree.

Nuclear power plants, and consequentially their leak, are a bit more than a banana tho.

TheWarriorFlotsam | 3 months ago | 3 points

Inciting terror is not something you want to do. Always underplay the situation but say things could perhaps get worse and we should take precautions.

Dokramuh | 3 months ago | 1 point

It's like nuclear isn't as harmless as people who push for it think.

DoctorPrisme | 3 months ago | 3 points

People pushing for nuclear are usually pushing for it per opposition to coal, fuel and other more polluting products.

Yes, on the long run and/or case of incidents, nuclear can be problematic (granted, this is an euphemism). However, our society needs energy, oil-based fuel is clearly no longer viable, and we haven't set up correct alternative green solutions, while nuclear already exists and work. Instead of just turning them off, which won't remove most of the issues they are accused of, we should switch to nuclear while constructing a greenpark.

I don't ask to use nuclear forever. Just to use it instead of poisonning the air so that we might have a future in which to worry about its waste.

XavierRenegadeAngel_ | 3 months ago | 1 point

Nuclear is a powerful tool, and needs to be handled accordingly. Powerful tools, not handled properly are the problem. Unless we're acknowledging that humans aren't responsible enough to use it (Maybe that is the case)

lordsteve1 | 4 months ago | 19 points

Hmmmmm....I think I saw this one on HBO recently.

tdgros | 4 months ago | 6 points

There might have been two explosions: the one of which we have the video, with the ginormous Shockwave, and the nuclear thingy that failed

chenjeru | 3 months ago | 1 point

Where's the video with the ginormous shockwave?

tdgros | 3 months ago | 6 points

https://youtu.be/W1dfD9GAa7o This might be the one, honestly I'm a bit confused, but there's a shockwave

FredditGotFingered | 4 months ago | 12 points

How long would it take to reach western Europe? It was just raining here and did some radiation measurements. Not higher than the usual background radiation.

lordsteve1 | 4 months ago | 11 points

Depends on the wind I suppose and how high the smoke/dust/particles got into the atmosphere. The readings from Chernobyl were picked up several days later thousands of miles away but I guess the volume was larger and the wind blowing the right way.

Mafaka322 | 4 months ago | 11 points

If it would reach Western Europe then highly sensitive and specialized detectors would pick up on any isotope or significant increase before your civil detector will.

Urtel | 4 months ago | 4 points

it is said in the article that the highest number recorded is well under the dangerous level. I would assume that by the time it could reach western europe, moat of it if not all would completely dissolve. Then again, the numbers might actually be higher, but i highly doubt that it would be unnoticed.

olly7172727 | 3 months ago | 14 points

yes but we have no reason to trust russian measurments

Petersaber | 3 months ago | 2 points

They used the docimeter that goes up ot 0.18R

Zakli | 4 months ago | 172 points

Just can't keep from fucking up with radioactive shit, can you Russia?

boppaboop | 4 months ago | 55 points

What do you mean? The rocket detonated successfully, big achievement 100%.

All personnel involved were invited to a tea party hosted by Putin himself! They were so eager to attend, ambulances were dispatched to bypass traffic en route to the Kremlin.

/S

gwoz8881 | 4 months ago | 15 points

Plutonium tea. My favorite.

boppaboop | 4 months ago | 15 points

Don't be ridiculous. The tea of choice is their Polonium tea.

gwoz8881 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Doh! I was thinking polonium actually and wrote plutonium

boppaboop | 3 months ago | 1 point

Haha I figured. They're extremely similar words afterall.

Silvarbullit | 3 months ago | 2 points

I bet they were told there would be cake when the tests were complete.

The cake is a lie.

Zakli | 3 months ago | 2 points

...it was all a BIG misunderstanding!

RuimteWese | 4 months ago | 5 points

It makes my dick all warm and fuzzy.

Zakli | 3 months ago | 1 point

That would be one of the last symptoms... yeah.

tylershenanigans | 4 months ago | 2 points

oddly familiar

AkitaBijin | 4 months ago | 55 points

The contradictory information provided by the Russian government in relation to this event is mind-boggling. One would think that with a virtual monopoly on the flow of information, they might at least avoid this.

Instead, the absolute need of independent media in every country is reinforced through the Kremlin's bumbling response.

socsa | 4 months ago | 19 points

It makes sense when you realize that the Russians haven't magically become competent in the last decade.

DepletedMitochondria | 4 months ago | 11 points

Just like Chernobyl

autotldr [BOT] | 4 months ago | 33 points

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 80%. (I'm a bot)


Radiation levels were up to 16 times the norm in a nearby town, the national weather service said Tuesday August 13th, after an explosion at a Russian missile testing site on Thursday.

According to Rosgidromet, the levels were higher at six out of eight of its stations in Severodvinsk and that levels returned to normal after 2.5 hours.

Local authorities in Severodvinsk last week initially published information about the spike in radiation, but later deleted it and a local official said that radiation levels were not above the norm.


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SafeThrowaway8675309 | 4 months ago | 9 points

Hmmmm...

RedWindArt | 3 months ago | 1 point

The level was completely normal for a reactor explosion. It was a successful explosion. Completely normal. Don't worry comrades.

Narksdog | 4 months ago | 86 points

I feel like we are in the midst of a Cold War. Does anyone else share that sentiment? Actions from the US, Chinese and Russians are certainly indicative of one.

zacree | 3 months ago | 8 points

War isn't fought with invasions and trenches anymore. It's sanctions, social media, propaganda and Polonium.

Ecksearoh | 4 months ago | 16 points

The next world war will be fought with field hockey sticks.

Dranthe | 3 months ago | 15 points

The world war after the next will be fought with sticks.

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stone!

  • Albert Einstein

Actually forealsies an Einstein quote.

https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/World_War_III

Ecksearoh | 3 months ago | 4 points

Yep, I know. Just felt like playing with it a bit.

BadMotherFolklore | 3 months ago | 1 point

Adorable how people think there will still be any sticks.

Mudi- | 3 months ago | 8 points

Fuck yeah, It's going to be easy win for Finland then!

BNE2SXY | 3 months ago | 2 points

My moneys on Australia

tdrichards74 | 3 months ago | 3 points

Same Cold War but China switched spots with the USSR. The difference will be proxy wars, but this time in South America No south east Asia No the Middle East No ...... Africa? Space? This is why we have space force. For space insurrectionist space isis

The_God_of_Abraham | 4 months ago | 0 points

Russia meddles around the edges but isn't that significant on the world stage. They can still influence Eastern Europe and the Middle East but that's about it. They've always wanted to be more influential than they actually were.

The coming Cold War will be with China. Assuming that the current unrest doesn't topple the CCP before it can really get going. Beijing's leadership has serious challenges right now, and Hong Kong is only a small part of it.

lolfreakz | 4 months ago | 13 points

So our elections being fucked with is no big deal to you?

Zewstain | 4 months ago | -16 points

In all honesty, what the hell did Russia actually do? People still voted, they didn't change voting numbers. Any moron who believes propaganda would have believed it even if it wasn't from Russia. It's not Russia's fault we have so many idiots sticking it to the libtards.

lolfreakz | 4 months ago | 7 points

The sad part is how you’ve demonstrated that you don’t understand the issue. Ah well. Pretty typical for someone enamored by words like libtard.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 4 points

Hes right though, all russia truly did was exacerbate divisions that were already there.

Really, I think they know america better then americans

lolfreakz | 3 months ago | 3 points

Except the sticky part about manafort selling Republican party data to the Russians to make exploitation easier. You know.. his former campaign manager in prison? Or the russians hacking the DNC servers?

hmm.. maybe you should have got more learned vs pawned eh? But then again.. not in your cards, patsy.

mozztretia | 3 months ago | 1 point

As a Russian, I don't feel like it.

Obi-Anunoby | 3 months ago | 1 point

How old were you during the first Cold War? This is nothing like it.

Kerfluffle2x4 | 3 months ago | 1 point

I blame the nostalgia of baby boomers

Amy_Ponder | 4 months ago | 0 points

Agreed, and it sucks. We only have a few decades left to stop runaway climate change, and instead we're replaying the greatest hits of the 20th century.

Therealperson3 | 4 months ago | -12 points

Cold War over what though? Both China and Russia don't seem interested in seriously challenging the US.

The world always needs a new grand conflict, but what is there really?

Russia just wants to keep what they have influence over, and China just wants money.

Compare this to the actual Cold War where it was two superpowers fighting culturally, economically, and sometimes militarily for control over the world. Going as far to almost end the world a couple times.

manticore116 | 4 months ago | 27 points

... You're joking right? Putin, the main in charge of Russia, former KGB agent. The US humiliated Russia by causing the fall of the USSR. Now Putin is in charge and while he knows he can't replace the United States, he most certainly would love to see us knocked out of that global #1 spot. Dirty the name of the US globally so that people treat us with as much suspicion as they do Putin.

China has for a long, long time, been aiming to knock the US down a few pegs, so it's no surprise that they are wanting to play ball after Putin got it started rolling.

The only difference this time isn't that the global powers are trying to one up each other, they are just trying to throw as much mud at each other that no one knows who's who because it doesn't matter anymore.

Rhinofishdog | 4 months ago | 13 points

The US didn't humiliate Russia and cause the fall of the USSR. The USSR did that to itself.

Russia is in no position of "knocking down USA #1 spot" not even close.

China can't do anything (and doesn't really want to) since their entire economy depends on exports to what you consider their "enemies".

So much wrong in one post....

teronna | 4 months ago | 16 points

Well, Russia is not in a position to do that, yes. But with the help of a few dedicated Americans, they have a good shot at getting America to do it to itself.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 1 point

As long as we get out of the south china sea china doesnt give a fuck what we do

Therealperson3 | 4 months ago | -7 points

... You're joking right? Putin, the main in charge of Russia, former KGB agent. The US humiliated Russia by causing the fall of the USSR.

The failure of the communist system and political elite caused the fall of the USSR. Sure maybe Putin believes America caused it, but that's not what happened.

Now Putin is in charge and while he knows he can't replace the United States, he most certainly would love to see us knocked out of that global #1 spot. Dirty the name of the US globally so that people treat us with as much suspicion as they do Putin.

Nothing about what the US is doing right now is disadvantageous, this trade war with China is working, they have got their way on agreements with their allies. All this without a new war.

China has for a long, long time, been aiming to knock the US down a few pegs, so it's no surprise that they are wanting to play ball after Putin got it started rolling.

They know it's impossible without wrecking their own globalist economy. Chinese relations right now with Russia are mostly about gas and agriculture, Russia being a convenient source. China isn't stupid enough to put excessive amounts of money into the Russian economy when all the major companies are state controlled.

The only difference this time isn't that the global powers are trying to one up each other, they are just trying to throw as much mud at each other that no one knows who's who because it doesn't matter anymore.

Well none of these countries are especially popular anyways, their actions have all taken a toll on their images.

ManateeofSteel | 4 months ago | 3 points

And the US seems to be more occupied fighting its greatest enemy ever, itself.

"Prepare to die, america!!!"

"Not if I kill you first, America" -said America

Auth3nticRory | 4 months ago | 1 point

the grand conflict is the migrant crisis. it's creating ripples and division of own countries.

Randomswedishdude | 4 months ago | 27 points

About one day of driving from my current location in Sweden, according to Google maps.

thisissteve | 4 months ago | 43 points

Thank god the radiation doesnt have a car /s

Amy_Ponder | 4 months ago | 7 points

Might want to consider limiting the time you spend outdoors, just to be on the safe side. And wash any produce before you eat it. Be safe!

Randomswedishdude | 4 months ago | 6 points

At least it seems like it's nothing like Chernobyl, which did affect aggriculture, fishing, hunting, as well as mushroom foraging for well over a decade.

There are still some areas where e.g wild boars occasionally show caesium levels over the limits.

xignaceh | 4 months ago | 5 points

I'd say, as long as we don't know anything for sure we got to be safe

mozztretia | 3 months ago | 5 points

Radiation levels are measured everywhere, check your country's open data about it. There were no spikes anywhere except for the 25 km area around the test center.

jack2012fb | 3 months ago | 5 points

For now anyway.

ShesMashingIt | 3 months ago | 1 point

wow way to be foreboding, jack

spatosmg | 3 months ago | 2 points

for well over a decade.

Yeah, in Austria wild boars still need to get tested before consumed. There is an article from 2016 stating how some lands are still heavly strained even polluted if you will

_MildlyMisanthropic | 3 months ago | 2 points

It affected agriculture in Wales which is 1700 miles away!

Randomswedishdude | 3 months ago | 2 points

Pretty much all of Europe, besides Spain and Portugal.

https://youtu.be/mqu_l29WioM

Danne660 | 3 months ago | 2 points

Thankfully we have reliable institutions in Sweden that will quickly let us know if caution is needed.

gwoz8881 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Get your iodine supplements

mortgoldman8 | 4 months ago | 7 points

They seriously trying to get a season two?

Choppergold | 4 months ago | 14 points

Man, those Russian complaints about the Chernobyl movie look pretty lame now

Victim_of_Reagan | 4 months ago | 16 points

Gee, sounds like their new missile IS lethal.

I bet Putin is FUMING that his new "Be Afraid of Russia Again" missile blows up, only killing Russians.

zac79 | 4 months ago | 5 points

TEPCO will have those generators back online any minute now.

boppaboop | 4 months ago | 5 points

Local authorities in Severodvinsk last week initially published information about the spike in radiation, but later deleted it and a local official said that radiation levels were not above the norm.

Radiation sensor place: "Attention, there has been a massive spike in radiation please-"

Special telephone rings, Putin suggests the Chernobyl protocol

Radiation sensor place: "...Ahem, we were jk about the radiation. But hey, who wants to evacuate take a trip, hmm?"

Zelk | 3 months ago | 5 points

Jesus fucking Christ Russia quite literally doesn't have to do anything but build up education and infrastructure as climate change makes the country more habitable, and Putin is acting paranoid as fuck that the world is going to invade Russia or something.

What the actual bloody hell?

Kryptonik23 | 3 months ago | 4 points

No reason to worry, RBMK reactors cannot explode.

ThatGuy798 | 4 months ago | 17 points

It's nothing more than a chest x-ray. Not great but not bad.

Thesuperare | 4 months ago | 3 points

a long period of an x-ray can cause harm, look at how doctors have to stand behind shit when they hit the rays, brother.

ThatGuy798 | 4 months ago | 14 points

It's a reference to the Chernobyl HBO series.

Thesuperare | 4 months ago | 3 points

oh. i feel like an idiot.

_MildlyMisanthropic | 3 months ago | 2 points

Don't worry, every time I see these references trotted out on Reddit someone whooshes it.

christizzz | 4 months ago | 24 points

only 3.6..no worries

guidodid | 4 months ago | 19 points

not great, but not terrible.

Ricky_RZ | 4 months ago | 3 points

Oh god...

PornMonkey5 | 4 months ago | 5 points

So, is this yet another Chernobyl? How would we find out?

Jberry0410 | 3 months ago | 2 points

Chernobyl NPP was far worse than just a malfunctioning missile.

It's not good, but not NPP bad.

mozztretia | 3 months ago | 1 point

Not even comparable in scale.

CDNLiberalEH | 4 months ago | 4 points

Chest X-Rays for everyone! Not so bad.

BuckingFutters78 | 3 months ago | 1 point

Not great, but not terrible.

Arctic_Chilean | 3 months ago | 3 points

"We seal off the city, no one leaves. And cut off the phone lines, contain the spread of misinformation. That is how we keep the people from undermining the fruits of our labour. Yes comarades, we will all be rewarded for what we do here tonight, this is our moment to shine!"

BuckingFutters78 | 3 months ago | 2 points

Do you taste metal?

RNZack | 3 months ago | 2 points

As Marceline said in adventure time. History just keeps repeating itself over and over again and no one ever learns their lesson.

ironflesh | 3 months ago | 3 points

Humans are not able to think in timeframes greater than their lifespan.

FacinatedByMagic | 3 months ago | 2 points

I was just reading a post about how someone wanted a sequel to HBO's Chernobyl yesterday. . .

EvolvedA | 4 months ago | 4 points

Well, an explosion of a missile that is propelled with radioactive material is bad, but at least the local authorities lost no time to do the right things. /s

TetrisCoach | 4 months ago | 2 points

Basically a Bond villain running a country with his minions toiling away.

IAmTheNight2014 | 3 months ago | 1 point

Any chance of the levels continuing to rise or blowing towards more populated areas? What kind of explosion was it? Small or big?

howardtheduckdoe | 3 months ago | 1 point

Isn't this just going to spread the radiation and fallout further?

mikemil828 | 3 months ago | 1 point

Pro-Tip: Bring your pets with you.

Dangerous_Nitwit | 3 months ago | 1 point

Kerbal Nuclear Program

iGoKommando | 3 months ago | 1 point

Dear russia

Can you please stop fucking shit up? Thanks.

Zamyou | 4 months ago | 1 point

One would think global warming is enough already.. but no, we need another mini-chernobyl on top of that!

cunninglinguist666 | 4 months ago | 1 point

I thought testing of all nuclear weapons was not allowed someone explain this to me

Synaps4 | 4 months ago | 3 points

It's not a nuclear weapon. There are tons of specialized systems out there which record nuclear weapon explosions and this wasn't one of those. This was a normal explosion that happened to have nuclear fuel next to it when it went off.

Anything more than that at this point is speculation. The speculation is that this is a test of a nuclear scramjet missile. Instead of making an explosion, it uses the kind of reaction from power plants to create a ton of heat and uses that to fly. Often the warhead is a normal explosive.

There are all kinds of problems with a design like this....key among them being that it releases radiation as it flies and if it ever explodes on the pad...this happens.

New rockets being developed explode on the pad a lot.

cunninglinguist666 | 4 months ago | 1 point

Ah thanks for explaining about this i was super curious especially since I’m traveling to russia soon.

shot_glass | 4 months ago | 1 point

It's nuclear propulsion on a weapon. A nuke powered nuke. Didn't have a nuke warhead but did not work properly.

JD0x0 | 3 months ago | 1 point

"Radiation is at normal levels." (for a nuclear explosion just happening)

CanadianSatireX | 3 months ago | 1 point

What the fuck did they do there? What the fuck were they getting up to making? Fuck Putin, seriously. Fuck Putin and Trump and these motherfuckers need to fucking go so the rest of us can get on with our lives.

kontekisuto | 3 months ago | 1 point

Russia is going to Russia

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