Russia fights fire on atomic-powered submarine

By REUTERS
September 16, 2013 07:44

 
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MOSCOW- A fire broke out on an atomic-powered submarine undergoing repairs at a shipyard near Russia's eastern coastal city of Vladivostok on Monday, but naval officials said there was no risk of a radiation leak, Russian news agencies reported.

The submarine Tomsk, which is powered by a nuclear reactor, caught fire while being repaired at a floating dock at the Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen, about 25 km (15 miles) across a bay from Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan, the reports said.

The reactor had been shut down before it arrived at the dock for repairs, the crew has been evacuated and there are no weapons on board, state-run RIA cited an unidentified official in Russia's Pacific Fleet as saying.

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