H/t reader M.G.:
“RT promoting this as progress………pity Russia cannot learn from the mistakes of the rest of the world….”
And what could possibly go wrong?
– 1st mass-produced floating nuclear plant to power Russian Arctic in 2016 (RT, April 21, 2015):
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says the first floating nuclear power plant built for use in the Arctic will be ready by October 2016.
“In fact, it’s a nuclear reactor that can be connected to any onshore infrastructure, so that it powers any Arctic city via cable,”Rogozin said, speaking to the participants of a planned youth Arctic expedition.
The floating reactors will be used to power port cities, industrial infrastructure, and oil and gas drilling rigs and refineries, which, according to Rogozin, will prove a great asset in Arctic exploration. Russian atomic agency Rosatom says 15 countries, including China, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia and Argentina, have shown interest in hiring such power plants for their own projects. Continue reading »