Don’t call it a floating Chernobyl! Russian PR blitz claims its new sea-going nuclear power station is ‘invincible against tsunamis’ and will be guarded by Kremlin soldiers as it prepares to sail it through the arctic.
Daily Mail 5th Aug 2019 read more »
From a bold step forward in the development of global energy to a reckless exercise in profligacy, Russia’s floating nuclear power plant has caused no small amount of polarisation since being given the final go ahead by the Kremlin earlier this year. Due for departure on a 4,000-mile journey from Murmansk in European Russia to a small port in Pevek on the country’s northeastern coastline, the Akademik Lomonosov project has been met with considerable opposition, most notably from Greenpeace which has labelled it a “floating Chernobyl”. Despite this, the Russian government has thus far been adamant in seeing its plan through to fruition, claiming that, once complete, the facility will provide the remote Chukotka region with enough power to enable the unabated harvesting of its various natural resources.
NS Business 5th Aug 2019 read more »
Russian state nuclear company Rosatom is prepared to launch the world’s first floating nuclear plant in the Arctic Ocean, which it describes as being ‘based on the application of advanced nuclear technology.’
Power Technology 5th Aug 2019 read more »