Russia's first seaborne nuclear power plant sets sail across Arctic

Almost Heaven

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Developed by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, the plant, known as “Akademik Lomonosov”, set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region, which lies across the Bering Strait from Alaska.
The plant, loaded with nuclear fuel, will replace a coal-fired power plant and an aging nuclear power plant supplying more than 50,000 people with electricity in the town of Pevek.

Rosatom says the plant is safe and can serve as a new power source for the planet’s most isolated communities, but environmentalists have voiced concerns over the risk of nuclear accidents.
Greenpeace has called it the “nuclear Titanic”.
“We think that a floating nuclear power plant is an excessively risky and costly way of obtaining energy,” Rashid Alimov of Greenpeace Russia told Reuters.

He added the unit had not been built with the purpose of fulfilling the energy needs of Chukotka, but rather to serve as a model for potential foreign buyers.
Asked to comment on Greenpeace’s statement, Rosatom said: “Instead of seeing the Akademik Lomonosov as an opportunity for clean, green, and stable energy supplies in harsh and remote conditions, it scaremongers.”
Rosatom said the plant was able to “safely withstand a full spectrum of negative scenarios including man-made and natural disasters.”
Sergey Ivanov, the president’s special representative for environmental and transport issues, said that the plant had been visited by experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during its construction.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-nuclear-floating-plant/russias-first-seaborne-nuclear-power-plant-sets-sail-across-arctic-idUSKCN1VD164
 

DanLMP

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Are they saying they built a nuclear powered boat? That's not a first. And even if it's not on a boat or doesn't stay on a boat it's the same type of power plant, or can be.

For my money I would take a nuclear power plant designed for the US Navy over any other nuclear power plant, land or sea. And include the navy personnel to operate it.

Navy nuclear power plants are designed to be safe. Safer than commercial power plants.
 

athenasius

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The Russkies have such a stellar record with nukes. Why is anyone worried about this?
Yeah...right.
:lol YUP that's the truth! 2 major nuclear accidents with loss of life in BOTH just in the summer of 2019 here. Not counting the past ones.

Are they saying they built a nuclear powered boat? That's not a first. And even if it's not on a boat or doesn't stay on a boat it's the same type of power plant, or can be.

For my money I would take a nuclear power plant designed for the US Navy over any other nuclear power plant, land or sea. And include the navy personnel to operate it.

Navy nuclear power plants are designed to be safe. Safer than commercial power plants.
Couldn't agree more. The Russian attitude towards safety, whether it's the personnel or the bystanders that go up in smoke has always been "Oh well, there's more where THOSE peasants came from!"

Completely forgetting that their new Soviet women aborted the babies they conceived from the early days of the Russian Revolution! It was one of their women's "rights" issues so that the Supreme Soviet could tap into that female labour force, instead of wasting their lives raising the next generation. Mother in law said access to abortions even in the Russian expat colony in China was free and easy and lots of women took that route.

A few generations later and the population has imploded so badly, that the only major source of babies up and coming for "mother" Russia is the little muslim kiddiewinkles from the restless Russian southern territories ending with the Stan word.

And still they seem to say, Oh Well there's MORE where those came from!
 

DanLMP

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Completely forgetting that their new Soviet women aborted the babies they conceived from the early days of the Russian Revolution! It was one of their women's "rights" issues so that the Supreme Soviet could tap into that female labour force, instead of wasting their lives raising the next generation. Mother in law said access to abortions even in the Russian expat colony in China was free and easy and lots of women took that route.

A few generations later and the population has imploded so badly, that the only major source of babies up and coming for "mother" Russia is the little muslim kiddiewinkles from the restless Russian southern territories ending with the Stan word.

And still they seem to say, Oh Well there's MORE where those came from!
Sounds like Russia has the same demographics problem that China has, but Russia has a (bad) source of replacement citizens.

China's one child policy has left (probably) millions of young Chinese men without a chance of ever getting married. Do you think they might complain a little? Perhaps to the point that China feels a need to do something about it? Or maybe they'll just enlist those single young men into a military force without any concern for whether they live or die.
 
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