This is coolbert:
From a variety of sources and is relevant to the prior blog entry.
Russian missile test failure. Zircon hypersonic missile gone bad?
A spew of atomic radioactivity as a result most worrying?
1. "Is Putin covering up a nuclear disaster? Ambulances covered in protective film transport six Russians who suffered severe radiation poisoning in mystery explosion during 'test of new hypersonic missile'"
2. "What is Putin hiding? Emergency lockdown of Russian base after 'nuclear missile' accident"
"A RUSSIAN naval base is on a mysterious month-long lockdown after an accidental missile explosion at the base was linked to a sudden radiation spike in the region."
3. "Russians rush to buy iodine after blast causes radiation spike - reports"
"MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Residents of two northern Russian cities are stocking up on iodine that is used to reduce the effects of radiation exposure after a mysterious accident on a nearby military testing site, regional media reported."
Zircon the much touted hypersonic missile for which the Russians state there is no known defense. A liquid-fueled missile? At least in the boost phase of flight probably so.
Previously this missile was described as a ballistic missile as might have been fired from a Delta IV class Soviet/Russian submarine. NOT a Zircon!
AS TO THE RELEASE OF NUCLEAR [?] RADIATION THAT REMAINS A MYSTERY. THE MISSILE WAS FITTED WITH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD? THAT SEEMS IMPLAUSIBLE. CONTAMINATED PERSONNEL [SIX OF THEM] HAVING TO BE SENT TO MOSCOW DOES INDICATE SOMETHING MAJOR AND NOT GOOD HAS HAPPENED.
This story develops as we speak!
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