British Navy submarine to hide a serious nuclear accident was investigated (Figure)
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According to British media reported on November 12, the British Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine on the 7th serious nuclear leak accidents, over 280 liters of liquid radioactive contamination has been discharged into the sea water. After the accident, the British Navy tried to conceal the truth, until four days after the report to their superiors, the current military has begun an investigation into the 23 years the most serious nuclear accident.
the Royal Navy’s ‘Trafalgar’ No. (HMS Trafalgar) November 7, nuclear submarines nuclear accident occurred, but only until 4 days after they were reported to higher authority. The accident took place in Plymouth, Devon naval base, when the crew is preparing to coolant pumped from the submarine piers on the large storage tanks. But suddenly the middle of the pipeline rupture, for cooling the reactor coolant water and thus a leak, there are over 280 liters of water contaminated by nuclear radiation was leaked into the offshore waters. This is 23 years since Britain’s worst nuclear accident occurred, the Royal Navy did not immediately reported to higher authorities, and no notification to the local environmental authorities, but tried to hide. Until four days later, they finally will be disclosed nuclear submarine leak the news out.
the face of the doubts and accusations, acknowledged the British Navy nuclear submarine leaked radioactive liquids did occur. These include the high leakage of liquid tritium radiation in direct contact with the substance may cause burns, cancer or DNA mutation. But the British Navy statement said in an interview with reporters, nuclear submarine leak did not cause any casualties, nuclear submarine reactors and power systems are not affected or damaged. The spokesman said after the accident, they have on the waters of the emergency isolation and continuous monitoring of the surrounding environment. The spokesman said, “For the first sample test results show that the local environment has not been a serious radioactive contamination, which caused the local environment from the leakage risk is considered negligible, the analysis of samples from the sea The results showed no serious pollution. “
University of Southampton Mountbatten Centre for nuclear research specialist Brian – Jamie Johnson, said the British Royal Navy ships, nuclear-powered submarines are currently deployed in Devon naval base, which not only apt to cause nuclear accident, and where the terrain make it very easy to become a “base” targets for terrorists. Very few British Navy ship sent out armed patrols to guard these nuclear submarines, which is a very dangerous move. If the terrorists of the nuclear submarine base in Devon to launch terrorist attacks, the British public will give a huge psychological impact, and will greatly weaken the UK’s nuclear deterrent capability. Jamie Johnson said, “Currently, nuclear base in Devon has set up protective barriers around, but almost all the buildings inside the exposed field of vision. People through water can easily enter the nuclear submarine base.” Recommended Jamie Johnson that the British Ministry of Defense should be added to the fence around the submarine base, while expanding the scope of protection.
latest UK nuclear regulators of a number of declassified documents show that from 2002 to 2007, the Royal Navy nuclear submarine base in Devon, there were more than 200 from all kinds of nuclear accidents, some minor place nuclear radiation leak, while others explode and cause soldiers. Documents show that only 2002-2006, Devon nuclear submarine base on the 189 accidents occurred in 2007, the first two months, after another nuclear submarine base in Devon, 12 accidents occurred, of which 3 of the accident to the first 3 security levels. Designated under the UK nuclear regulatory standards, safety of nuclear facilities is divided into five grades, the first of five the highest, indicating that the terrible consequences will be catastrophic. Survey, if the British soldiers and technicians carefully enough, a lot of active nuclear accident can be completely avoided. (Xiao Xi)