Nuclear Reactor Safe on Fire-Hit Russian Sub

The fire has crippled a vessel that observers have described as a unique asset with unmatched capability.

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MOSCOW (AP) — The nuclear reactor on one of the Russian navy’s research submersibles hasn’t been damaged in a fire that killed 14 seamen, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday, adding that the vessel would be put back into service after repairs. The Defense Ministry said the 14 seamen were killed by toxic fumes from Monday’s blaze, the navy’s worst accident in more than a decade. It said some others survived the blaze, but there…

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