Norwegian researchers have detected a possible radiation leak at the site where the Soviet nuclear-powered attack submarine Komsomolets sank 30 years ago. K-278 Komsomolets sank on April 7, 1989, after a fire broke out on board. Forty-two of the 69 crew members perished, and the boat sank to the depths with its onboard nuclear reactors and two torpedoes carrying plutonium-tipped warheads. Researchers collected a water sample on Monday that showed radiation levels 100,000 times higher than what is to be expected in normal seawater.
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