# Question: if a nuclear reactor of a submarine explodes will it contaminate the surrounding waters? [closed]

After watching a Naval War movie I began to ask myself this question and I would like to know.

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## closed as too broad by John Rennie, DavePhD, Neuneck, jinawee, JamalSMay 31 '14 at 15:46

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If so how long will the waters be contaminated? –  user47600 May 30 '14 at 21:18
Yes, it would. ${}$ –  jinawee May 31 '14 at 15:40