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Nuclear Titanic: Russia's floating power plant Akademik Lomonosov sets sail

Russia has launched the world's first floating nuclear power plant, a 70-megawatt Academik Lomonosov, on the Baltic Sea.

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A Russia-made floating nuclear power plant called Akademik Lomonosov commenced its maiden voyage. The controversial vessel is built by Russia and environmentalist have dubbed it "nuclear Titanic". (Image: Reuters)
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A Russia-made floating nuclear power plant called Akademik Lomonosov commenced its maiden voyage. The controversial vessel is built by Russia and environmentalist have dubbed it "nuclear Titanic". (Image: Reuters)

Akademik Lomonosov is the first nuclear plant in its class. It is capable of producing enough energy to power a city of 200,000 people. According to the owner of the 70-megawatt floating nuclear power plant, Rosatom, the craft is being towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk. (Image: Reuters)
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Akademik Lomonosov is the first nuclear plant in its class. It is capable of producing enough energy to power a city of 200,000 people. According to the owner of the 70-megawatt floating nuclear power plant, Rosatom, the craft is being towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk. (Image: Reuters)

The floating nuclear plant is being criticised by environmental groups as they feel it poses a threat to the environment. (Image: Reuters)
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The floating nuclear plant is being criticised by environmental groups as they feel it poses a threat to the environment. (Image: Reuters)

Rosatom’s project has branded as a "floating Chernobyl" by Greenpeace. (Image: Reuters)
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Rosatom’s project has branded as a "floating Chernobyl" by Greenpeace. (Image: Reuters)

A Russian flag flutters as Akademik Lomonosov, is towed to an Atomflot base in Murmansk for nuclear fuel loading. (Image: Reuters)
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A Russian flag flutters as Akademik Lomonosov, is towed to an Atomflot base in Murmansk for nuclear fuel loading. (Image: Reuters)

Workers are seen on the nuclear atomic icebreaker "Arktika" operated by Rosatomflot watch the as Akademik Lomonosov is being towed to the Atomflot base in Murmansk for nuclear fuel loading, in St Petersburg. (Image: Reuters)
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Workers are seen on the nuclear atomic icebreaker "Arktika" operated by Rosatomflot watch the as Akademik Lomonosov is being towed to the Atomflot base in Murmansk for nuclear fuel loading, in St Petersburg. (Image: Reuters)

Fishermen sail past the floating nuclear power plant. (Image: Reuters)
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Fishermen sail past the floating nuclear power plant. (Image: Reuters)

Russian media reports suggest that Rosatom is planning to launch more such nuclear plants. (Image: Reuters)
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Russian media reports suggest that Rosatom is planning to launch more such nuclear plants. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 1, 2018 05:00 pm
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