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Volodarsky (Murmansk Shipping Company)

The Volodarsky is the oldest ship in the Murmansk Shipping Company fleet. The 96-m ship was constructed in 1929 and is of riveted steel plate construction. Until 1986 the ship was used to transport solid radioactive waste from Atomflot to the west side of Novaya Zemlya for dumping into the Barents Sea. As of 1995, the ship had 14.5 metric tons of low- and medium-level waste stored aboard.[1]


  1. ^ Nuclear Wastes in the Arctic: An Analysis of Arctic and Other Regional Impacts From Soviet Nuclear Contamination. U.S. Office of Technology Assessment (September 1995). Retrieved on 2007-10-29.

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