Skip to comments.Russia's 'Chernobyl on ice' floating nuclear reactor begins its 3,000-mile voyage [tr]
Posted on 08/23/2019 9:42:55 AM PDT by C19fan
Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear reactor today, sending it on an epic journey across the Arctic, despite environmentalists warning it could become a 'Chernobyl on ice'.
Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov left the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 3,000-mile (5,000 kilometre) voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia.
Nuclear agency Rosatom says the reactor is a simpler alternative to building a conventional plant on ground that is frozen all year round, and it intends to sell such reactors abroad.
But environmental groups have long warned of the dangers of the project, dubbing it a potential 'Chernobyl on ice' and a 'nuclear Titanic'.
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Why isn’t a nuclear sub considered a floating reactor?
Obviously Russia is real concerned about the feelings of “environmentalists.”
“Why isnt a nuclear sub considered a floating reactor?”
It is a ship (boat) powered by a tractor.
Because it’s underwater, of course.
So, a Mobile Chernobyl, if you will.
It’s a great idea to bring power to far away Arctic islands...until it sinks! LOL!
Isn’t this the same type of power plant that drives/powers America’s nuclear naval vessels?
BBC showed some video of the inside and it looks Rusty already
Yes. Are expecting more of journalists?
No different than a nuke reactor on Guam, it can't sink, BUT, it might "tip over and capsize"
That's one thing that's always true about environmentalists: they stick to the hard science, 100% of the time, and never, ever resort to crazy-@ss hyper-emotionalism! /sarc
It can float on top of the water.
So it uses a RBMK 1000 Reactor?
If not, its not Chernobyl
But of course, don’t let facts get in the way of scare tactic “journalism”
I don’t get it. To work as a power plant it still has to heat water and turn generator turbines. From there, electricity goes out through the distribution system. A floating reactor does nothing for you.
We built one for a Greenland DEW station I believe.
It may still be there.
The title “Chernobyl On Ice” sounds like it should be an Ice Capades show. ;)
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