Russia’s New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail for the Arctic

MURMANSK, Russia, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Russia's first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country's most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns. Developed by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, the plant, known as "Akademik Lomonosov," set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey through … [Read more...]

Soviet Nuclear Sub that Sank Off Norway in 1989 Still Emitting Radiation

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, July 10 (Reuters) - A Soviet nuclear submarine which sank off Norway in 1989 is still emitting radiation, researchers said on Wednesday following an expedition that used a remotely controlled vehicle for the first time. The wreck of the Komsomolets lies on the bottom of the Norwegian Sea at a depth of about 1,700 meters (5,577 feet). Authorities … [Read more...]

Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in the Arctic

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, May 21 (Reuters) - Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska. The state company behind the plant, called the "Akademik Lomonosov," says it could pioneer a new … [Read more...]

China Close to Completing First Offshore Nuclear Reactor

By David Stanway SHANGHAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China's first offshore nuclear reactor is set to be completed soon, engineers involved in the project said, bolstering Beijing's maritime ambitions and stoking concerns about the potential use of atomic power in disputed island territories. Beijing hopes offshore reactors will not only help win new markets, but also support state … [Read more...]