“The physical launch of the reactor unit on the starboard side of the floating power plant Akademik Lomonosov happened on Friday. The reactor united reached the minimum controlled power level at 17.58 Moscow time,” a spokesperson for Rosatom told Ria Novosti. Comprehensive tests of the reactor will start within a few days, RBC reports. Testing will continue until first half of 2019, when the floating nuclear power plant will be towed from its current location at the Atomflot-base north of Murmansk where the plant is moored next to Russia’s fleet of nuclear powered icebreakers and service vessels.
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