Russia floating nuke plant alarms Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Russia-designed floating nuclear power plant has begun its journey through the Arctic Ocean this month causing concerns in Alaska, a report said.
The 472-foot barge launched in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will continue along the coast to the Bering Strait separating Alaska, the Alaska Public Media reported Thursday.
The barge, named Akademik Lomonosov, is the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, Russian officials said.
Akademik Lomonosov has already journeyed to Murmansk to refuel while receiving a new Russian flag paint job and will continue to Pevek, Russia, where it will dock about 1,250 miles from Anchorage, Alaska, officials said.
There are concerns about potential radiation the barge could produce in the northwest region.