Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Reactor In Arctic Despite Warnings
Muhammad Irfan 30 days ago Fri 23rd August 2019 | 09:00 AM
Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Aug, 2019 ) :Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region.
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.
The reactor's trip is expected to last between four and six weeks, depending on the weather conditions and the amount of ice on the way.
Work began on the 144-metre (472-foot) Akademik Lomonosov in Saint Petersburg in 2006.