Database of radiological incidents and related events--
K-171 submarine reactor accident, 1978
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 20 September 2007
28 December 1978
Pacific Ocean, aboard K-171 submarine
Type of event:
A reactor accident occurred aboard the submarine K-171. The K-171, commissioned in 1976, was a Project 667B (Delta-I) class submarine, with two water cooled/water moderated reactors each of 290 MWt capacity. On 28 December 1978 while in the Pacific Ocean, K-171 suffered a reactor accident. Radiation exposures resulted in the deaths of 3 crew members.
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