Russian missile site blast
August 8, 2019 - A short-term spike in radiation levels was recorded in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk after a rocket engine exploded at a military testing site near the village of Nyonoksa.
A liquid-propellant rocket engine exploded killing two people on Thursday in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region.
“A short-term rise in background radiation was recorded at 12 o’clock in Severodvinsk,” Ksenia Yudina, a spokeswoman for the city authorities, was quoted as saying.
City officials said background radiation levels had fully “normalized.” The population of Severodvinsk was 185,000 at the beginning of 2017, according to officials.