Decommissioned Russian Nuclear Submarines and International Cooperation

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With the end of the Cold War, Russia's submarines were no longer needed to deter or fight Western navies and were very expensive to operate and maintain. Older submarines were taken out of service in large numbers, but without firm plans and infrastructure in place to remove and adequately care for their nuclear components, problems soon developed over the disposition of spent fuel assemblies. Problems arose also of course between Russia and the international community as to the best way to respond to the challenge. This ...

Decommissioned Russian Nuclear Submarines and International Cooperation 2001, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786409129

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