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En NameSeversk
Ru NameСеверск
Image SkylineSeversk Kurchatova.jpg
Image Captionview of Kurchatov Street
Map Label Positionleft
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Seversk.svg
Federal SubjectTomsk Oblast
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurSeversk Urban Okrug
Leader TitleMayor
Leader NameGrigory Shamin
Representative BodySeversk City Duma
Pop 2010census108500
Pop 2010census Rank149th
Pop 2002census109106
Pop 2002census Rank145th
Established Date1949
Postal Codes6360xx
Dialing Codes3823
DateMay 2010

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Seversk ( ) is a closed city in Tomsk Oblast, Russia, located 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Tomsk on the right bank of the Tom River. Population:

Founded in 1949, it was known as Pyaty Pochtovy ( ) until 1954 and as Tomsk-7 ( ) until 1992. Town status was granted to it in 1956.

The current Chair of the City Duma and Mayor is Grigory Shamin, who has served since 2010. The current city manager is Anatoly Abramov, who has served since August 2007.

Seversk is the site of the Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises, founded in 1954. It comprises several nuclear reactors and chemical plants for separation, enrichment, and reprocessing of uranium and plutonium. Following an agreement in March 2003 between Russia and the United States to shut down Russia's three remaining plutonium-producing reactors, two of the three plutonium producing reactors (the two that are sited at Seversk) have now been shut down.

Nuclear warheads are produced and stored on the premises. One of the most serious nuclear accidents at SGCE occurred on 6 April 1993, when a tank containing a highly radioactive solution exploded.

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