Russia floats barge for waterborne nuclear plant

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Lancement de la barge “Akademik Lomonosov” destinée à recevoir un réacteur nucléaire, le 30 juin 2010 Russie © AFP PHOTO / ANDREY SMIRNOV

Environmentalists say Russia‘s plan to dot its northern coastline with floating nuclear power plants is risky.

The head of Russia‘s nuclear agency Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, said the plant would be “absolutely safe” and predicted “big interest from foreign customers.”

Nearly a quarter-century after the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in Soviet Ukraine, Russia is planning to expand its own network of nuclear power plants and pursuing deals to build more abroad.


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