Russia will send a controversial floating nuclear power plant to the Northern Ocean, in

Russia will send on Friday for a floating nuclear power plant to the sea, despite warnings from environmental groups. These organizations have repeatedly drawn attention to the serious risks associated with the project entail would be to go.

Will be loaded with nuclear fuel, leaving the Akademik Lomonosov on Friday in the port of Murmansk, in the extreme north-west of Russia. The floating nuclear power plant on the Arctic Ocean to the north-east of Siberia, brought in over 5,000 miles away.

According to the Russian nuclear agency, Rosatom, is in the floating reactor will have a better and easier alternative is to build a conventional nuclear power station in permanently frozen ground. Russia is going to be such a floating nuclear power stations to the public to sell it.

The project has been a long year of preparation preceded. Environmental groups have been warning for longer periods, but for the risks associated with the project, and to have the platform on, inter alia, a potential “Disaster on the ice, as well as a nuclear Titanic,’ it was called.


Russians have control of a nuclear Titanic,’ the sea,

Environmentalists are of additional concern has been the nuclear accident

A recent, and deadly, nuclear explosions at a military testing site in the far north of Russia, to make extra sure run. After the explosion earlier this month was a peak in radioactivity was measured. The accident came five raketonderzoekers to them.

The Russian branch of Greenpeace, which fears a nuclear disaster. “Each and every nuclear power plant produces radioactive waste, and it can be a mistake to get, but the Akademik Lomonosov, is also vulnerable to severe storms,” said Rashid ali-mov, Russian) head of Greenpeace, at a press agency (AFP).

According to Rosatom, it is the platform, “practically unsinkable,” and the object is designed so that it is hurricanes, tsunamis, and the collisions with the ice floes may be encountered.

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In a nuclear reactor must be hundreds of thousands of homes are supplied with power

The 144-metre-long platform was built in 2006 in St. Petersburg, russia. The power plant will be, off the coast of Pevek to engage in the Siberian region of Tsjoekotka in the far east of the Russian federation. In the reactor, it will be an old, closed coal-fired power plant be replaced, and about one hundred thousand households, of the power to deal with.

The voyage of the Akademik Lomonosov, with the colors of the Russian flag (white, blue, and red), you will be expected to last between four and six weeks to complete. For the duration of your trip depends on the weather conditions and the amount of ice on the road.

The platform will be used by the various ships, towed in. The Akademik Lomonosov will weigh for 21 000 tonnes and consists of two nuclear reactors on board, each with a capacity of 35 mw. The crew, consisting of 69 people.

The Akademik Lomonosov will be equipped with the coat of arms of the Russian Federation. (Photo: Getty Images)

Russia is due to global warming of the earth, with plenty of opportunities in the region

The project fits in with the plans of Russia, its presence in the region to grow and expand. In 2017 as was decided by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the development of the Russian part of the Arctic region is a top priority had to be given.

Due to the warming of the earth, in the land of plenty of opportunities in the field, on the one hand, as a route for commercial traffic, on the other hand, as a site for the extraction of fossil fuels.

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Russia had, previously, a nuclear-powered ice-breaker on the water

Russia said in may, even though a nuclear-powered ice-breaker on the water. The ship’s Ural mountains, is one of the most powerful and most atoomijsbrekers in the world, and will be as of 2022, it will be operational.

It is the intention of the Russian arctic fleet, around 2035, at least thirteen of the heavy ice breakers in the business, of which there are nine, by the nuclear reactors would have to be powered on.


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