Floating Nuclear Reactor: What Could Go Wrong?

From Popular Science:

While the U.S. hems and haws over reviving nuclear energy as a less expensive alternative to oil, Russia has dug back 30 years in our nuclear history to find a solution for some of its own energy woes: the floating nuclear power plant.

The Russian nuclear-energy company Rosenergoatom is planning a mobile plant to deliver electricity to hard-to-reach northern territories near the White Sea, where harsh weather makes regular coal and oil fuel deliveries unreliable and expensive.

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/62416c853623e010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html


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Oh come on. Nuclear (fission) power is certainly a better source of energy than burning oil or coal until we have cheap, clean and practically infinite fusion power. The only problem is making it safe enough, and of course, Russia doesn't have a good record at that.
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Aren't there already many floating nuclear reactors out there already? The US and Russia all have several nuclear-powered carriers, subs and cruisers. Russia also has serveral nuclear icebreakers. Japan and Germany have a couple of nuclear cargo ships. I also thought that the USS Thresher had a severe problem with its reactor back in 1963 without destroying the ocean.
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also, just what this world needs ... a floating nuclear disaster waiting to happen and kill our precious ocean. one huge wave and i bet that sh-t would crack!
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