Severodvinsk


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Se•ve•ro•dvinsk

(ˌsɛv ər əˈdvɪnsk)

n.
a city in the N Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay, E of Archangel. 239,000.
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On 14 August Russia's weather service Rosgidromet revealed that radiation levels had spiked 16 times above normal, in Severodvinsk, a city 47km (29 miles) east of Nyonoksa.
Bolton raised eyebrows when touching on the recent tragic incident at a military test site near Severodvinsk where staffers from Russia's civilian nuclear power corporation Rosatom and the Defense Ministry were killed in a blast by a liquid-propellant jet engine.
Radiation levels in the Russian city of Severodvinsk rose by up to 16 times on Aug.
(TAP) - Radiation levels in the Russian city of Severodvinsk rose by up to 16 times on Aug.
According to CNN, the incident had taken place on Thursday near Severodvinsk, a town located in the Arkhangelsk region which is home to a naval base and a shipyard, the Russian Defence Ministry had said.
Five specialists from the Russian federal nuclear center in Sarov (Nizhny Novgorod region) killed following a rocket explosion at a naval test range outside the city of Severodvinsk, will be recommended for state awards, center's Director Valentin Kostyukov said in a speech on local television, APA reports citing TASS.
The Russian defense ministry initially said it detected no changes in radiation after the explosion, but officials in the neighboring city of Severodvinsk said radiation levels spiked.
Officials in Severodvinsk, near the test site in the Arkhangelsk region, said a "short-term" spike in background radiation was recorded on Thursday.
"At this moment, all those injured were taken to a hospital and are receiving necessary medical assistance." The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that two people died in the accident with a liquid-fuel jet engine at a military testing range near Severodvinsk in the Arkhangelsk region on August 8.
A spokeswoman for Severodvinsk, a city of 185,000 near the test site in the Arkhangelsk region, was quoted in a statement on the municipal website as saying that a "short-term" spike in background radiation was recorded at noon Thursday.
The ministry said there was no release of radioactivity or any toxic substances, but the local administration in Severodvinsk, about 19 miles east of Nyonoksa, reported a brief increase in radiation levels.