Russians to Float Nuclear Plant in the Arctic as Ice Melts September 28, 2010Posted by Jamie Friedland in Climate Change, Politics.
Tags: Arctic. NIMBY, Floating Nukes, Nuclear Power, Russia, Santa
Third post is up at change.org:
Last year, Russia began constructing a floating nuclear power plant. It is scheduled for deployment in the Arctic in 2012 and eleven additional units are currently planned. (Hat tip to Richard Galpin at BBC News.)
I know what you’re thinking: Might there be some remote risks associated with floating nukes in the Arctic? Well, relax, because there actually aren’t any risks whatsoever. Not one. At least not according to a Russian spokesman for the project: “We can absolutely guarantee the safety of our units one hundred percent, all risks are absolutely ruled out.”
Great news, folks, the Russians have unlocked the secret of zero-risk nuclear technology: remove solid land from the equation. Voila! Energy crisis solved.
Read the full post here.