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Submarine on the bottom: two years from the date of the tragedy, "K-159"

August 30 2005

In the submarine reactors contained 800 kilograms of highly active spent nuclear fuel. Submarine K-159, decommissioned Northern Fleet in 1989, sank on board the night of 29 to 30 August 2003 in the Barents Sea during towing on recycling. Of the 10 crew members were rescued support one sailor and found the bodies of two dead sailors.

Timing recovery, "K-159 disrupted twice: initially planned to implement it in the fall of 2004, after Navy officials said that the operation will be carried out in July-August 2005. "K-159" refers to the first generation of nuclear submarines, the beginning of her life relates to 1963.

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