THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY MUST STOP THIS BEFORE IT GETS TO SEA! THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK AS EXPECTED! ALLOW THIS SHIP/REACTOR TO PROCEED AND THE PRICE WILL BE TOO HIGH TO PAY WHEN IT FAILS — AND IT WILL FAIL – YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!
We no longer have a choice how we live or die or when and how..
Russia’s Rosatom shipped its first floating nuclear-power reactor on Friday, setting the unit off on a barge journey among Arctic ice caps, raising concerns in the wake of a recent military accident that caused a brief spike in radiation.
The vessel Akademik Lomonosov, named after an 18th century Russian scientist and poet, departed from Russia’s northwest port of Murmansk, according to the state-owned company. Three tugs are towing the unit on its 4,700-kilometer (2,900-mile) trip east to Chukotka, where it will dock at Pevek and generate power for the remote region that’s closer to Alaska than Europe.
The voyage is taking place only two weeks after a mysterious blast in the Arkhangelsk region in Russia’s northwest killed five atomic scientists during the test of a missile engine. That accident led to heightened radiation levels at monitoring stations. Russian officials have divulged few specifics about the incident, with President Vladimir Putin saying only that it posed no risk when grilled during visits this week to Finland and France.
Russian reluctance to divulge information about incidents has been a hallmark of its atomic program dating back to the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. That nuclear accident in Ukraine was the world’s worst and resulted in new monitoring and reporting rules, and subsequent Russian mishaps have drawn intense international scrutiny. Anti-nuclear activists at Greenpeace have already labeled the Akademik Lomonosov “Chernobyl on ice.”