Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

Naval reactor accidents causing radiation casualties

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 30 May 2008

This is a listing of Soviet naval reactor accidents resulting in acute radiation casualties. It is a subset of the Database of Radiological Incidents and Related Events. Links in the table are to more detailed incident summaries. See note on Frequently asked questions page regarding 1976 K-386 accident.

Notes on table:

datelocation/link to entrytype of accident/eventcodehighest dose (rem)deathsinjuriespublicsourcerelease
13 Oct 1960K-8 submarine, Barents Seareactor leakA-NR20003   
04 Jul 1961K-19 submarine, North Atlanticreactor accidentA-NR6,000831   
12 Feb 1965K-11 submarine, Severodvinsk, USSRaccident during refueling of naval reactorA-NR?07  ?
24 May 1968K-27 submarine, Barents Seanaval reactor accidentA-NR?983   
18 Jan 1970Sormovo, Russia, USSRconstruction accident on submarine nuclear reactorA-NR?32   
28 Dec 1978K-171 submarine, Pacific Oceansubmarine reactor accidentA-NR?3    
1979USSR nuclear submarine, unknown locationsubmarine reactor accidentA-NR?04   
10 Aug 1985K-431 submarine, Chazhma Bay, Vladivostok, Russia, USSRreactor accident during refuelingA-NR2200 (10)49  ~1 kCi

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