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A infografia mostra os detalhes e a viagem da "Acedémico Lomonosov".


Central nuclear flutuante da Rússia quase operacional

By Mike Tyler

October 1, 2019 - A primeira central nuclear flutuante da Rússia, a Académico Lomonosov,
que os ambientalistas alcunham de “Chernobyl no gelo”, prepara-se
para entrar ao serviço no Extremo Oriente 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.

PUBLISHED: 03/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News