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On April 28th, Russia’s floating nuclear power station started being towed from St. Petersburg. It will cross the Baltic, go around Norway to Murmansk in Russia, where it will be fueled. https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-launches-controversial-floating-nuclear-plant/29198027.html
The concept has its roots in a US Army project from half a century ago. It is not new. The original one, pictured below, the MH-1 Nuclear Power Plant, sustained severe storm-related damage on its way back from the Panama Canal Zone to the mainland USA.
Photo of MH-1A Nuclear Power Plant, US Army, Operated from 1967-75.
Photo from Greenpeace Russia of Russia’s floating nuclear power station
Locations exported from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murmansk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pevek
The Russian floating nuclear power station is to be fueled and tested in the Arctic, Murmansk, which is near Norway and Finland before being towed across the Arctic for approximately 6000 km (thousands of miles) to Pekov, on the Alaska side of the Russian Arctic. (See the articles, below).
Pekov, Russia, photo released to public domain via Wikipedia
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