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El gráfic omuestra detalles del viaje de la planta Akademik Lomonosov.
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Planta nuclear flotante rusa casi operativa

By Mike Tyler

October 1, 2019 - La primera planta nuclear flotante de Rusia, la Akademik Lomonosov,
que los ambientalistas han apodado “Chernobyl sobre hielo”, está lista para empezar a operar en el Lejano Oriente ruso, en el Ártico.

The Akademik Lomonosov is a 140-metre-long towed platform that carries two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors. Moored at the Arctic port of Pevek on the Chukotka Peninsula, the vessel’s purpose is to provide power for the area, replacing the Bilibino nuclear power plant that is being decommissioned.

Environmentalists have criticised the project as inherently dangerous and a threat to the pristine Arctic region. Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has dismissed those concerns, insisting that the floating nuclear plant is safe to operate.

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PUBLISHED: 01/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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