Russia will apparently go ahead with plans to build a floating nuclear power plant that will supply energy to the remote Chukotka region in the Far East. The Russian government approved the controversial plan yesterday; it had already received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Russia’s minister of fuel and energy, and the governor of Chukotka. The plant will consist of two pressurized-water reactors and will be mounted on a barge floating in the East Siberian Sea. It’s projected life span is 40 years. (AP, Itar-Tass, September 10)
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