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Soviet submarine nuclear reactor found in Russia's northern Kara Sea

More than 1,200 radioactive fragments are still suspected to be under water
FILED - A submarine and warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet lie at anchor in the port city of Sevastopol in 2019. The Russian military warned away a British warship with bombs and gunfire after it allegedly entered Russian territorial waters near the Crimean Peninsula on Wednesday, the TASS news agency reports. Photo: Ulf Mauder/dpa
A submarine and warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet lie at anchor in the port city of Sevastopol in 2019. Photo: Ulf Mauder/dpa.

A container with a Soviet submarine's nuclear reactor was discovered during survey work in the Kara Sea in northern Russia, authorities there said on Thursday.

Scientists are now due to investigate what was described as a "potentially dangerous object."

The reactor is said to have come from the Soviet nuclear-powered K-19 submarine.

Remains of military technology, including parts of a nuclear icebreaker fitted with a reactor, have been discovered in four bays of the Kara Sea in recent years, according to a report by Ria Novosti state news agency.

More than 1,200 radioactive fragments are still suspected to be under water.

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