SECOND PONTOON FOR KURSK ARRIVES AT ROSLYAKOVO

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 12, 2001, p. 7

On September 11, a display board showing the level of background radiation was installed in the Leninsky District of Murmansk. The board shows 6-5 microroentgens per hour, whereas the norm for the Kola Peninsula is 7-25 microroentgens per hour. The monitoring of the radiation background in the region has been arranged by the Russian Hydrometeorologic Service and the State Sanitary Epidemiological Inspectorate. The State Sanitary Epidemiological Inspectorate has fixed stations, where radiation sensors are installed: two sensors in the center of the city and two sensors in its outlying districts. Another 25 sensors are fixed along a 30-kilometer perimeter around the settlement of Roslyakovo, where the floating dock for the Kursk nuclear submarine is located. On Tuesday, the Gon pontoon was delivered to Roslyakovo. The first pontoon, Mar, had been transported there earlier. The Kursk will be transported to the dock of the local shipyard by means of these pontoons. After the Giant-4 platform ship comes to this zone for raising the Kursk, journalists will be transported to this place by the hospital vessel Svir. Northern Fleet spokesman Vladimir Navrotsky told us that this is due to take place on September 17-18.

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