Russia launches 1st ever floating nuclear power plant
Friday, 23 August 2019 Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Russia has launched the world's only floating nuclear power plant, built to withstand tsunamis and crashes with icebergs, despite criticism by environmentalists who consider it a time bomb comparable to the Chernobyl nuclear station.
Russia showcased the world's first floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov to the media. The plant is designed to provide electricity to areas disconnected from the grid but there are concerns about the environmental impact and security.
People are demanding action by the state legislature and Governor Tom to enact energy policy reforms to prevent the plant from closing and to keep the smokestacks working; KDKA's Brenda Waters reports.
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