No radiation danger as scrapped nuclear sub catches fire in north Russia
A nuclear submarine being scrapped caught fire on Friday at the Zvezdochka shipyard in northernRussia`s city of Severodvinsk, but there is no radiationdanger, the city administration said.
"A fire started in the hold of the third compartment of the K-480 Ak Bars nuclear submarine. The submarine is being scrapped, nuclear fuel has been removed from the reactor. There is no radiationdanger for the population," it said in a statement.
No one was reported injured.
Up to 70 people are involved in the effort to put out the fire.