All systems are nearly go for the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant – at least according to Valery Trutnev, the Russian nuclear official tasked with bringing the project to life. During a wide-ranging briefing last week, Trutnev gave the most thorough accounting yet of what is next for Russia’s prized nuclear achievement of late – a project many in the environmental community wish had been left undone. But Trutnev, who is overseeing the project for Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, came to the Murmansk briefing armed with timetables and dates. Currently, the atomic barge is docked in this city in Russia’s far Northwest, where technicians at Atomflot, Russia’s nuclear icebreaker port, have begun fueling its two submarine-style KLT-40S reactors with uranium.
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