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This Dead Russian Nuclear Submarine Could Be a "Ticking Environmental Time Bomb"

Dave Majumdar Security, K-27 was eventually decommissioned February 1979 and then scuttled in very shallow water—just 99ft deep. While K-27 ultimately turned out to be a disaster, her lead-bismuth technology would eventually be used onboard the Soviet Union’s later Project 705 Lira (Alfa-class) boats. Those vessels—though incredibly fast and deep diving—were eventually withdrawn from Russian service due to the sheer expense of maintaining them.
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