THERE was panic last night after a blaze tore through a Ukrainian nuclear power plant reactor built in the same year as the Chernobyl nuke disaster. Videos show the alarming inferno at Rivne power plant in the ex-Soviet republic as emergency teams battled to bring high flames and toxic black smoke under control. As a result, the nuclear power plant had to be be shut down after it was engulfed in flames. Toxic, thick black smoke could be seen filling the sky above the nuke plant in the dramatic video footage. The overnight blaze broke out in the transformer of the third reactor unit at Rivne. It was built the same year - 1986 - that the Chernobyl nuclear station exploded in Soviet Ukraine, say reports. Three dozen firefighters and ten fire trucks rushed to the blaze to extinguish it after emergency procedures were set in place. The cause of the incident is so far unknown. Ukraine’s State Emergency Situations Service of Rivne region reported that the level of radiation remained … [Read more...] about Panic after blaze rips through Ukraine nuclear power plant reactor built same year as Chernobyl nuke disaster
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Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 44°F Anchorage: 44°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Arctic Author: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article If a Russian state-owned company has its way, remote regions of the world will soon see giant, floating nuclear reactors pumping power to port cities and drilling platforms in a real-life version of the Soviet reversal joke: In Russia, 70-megawatt nuclear reactor comes to you. The reactor in question is called Akademic Lomonosov. Once the barge is wired into the electrical grid in the Arctic town of Pevek in 2019, it … [Read more...] about Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a ‘Floating Chernobyl’ for the Arctic.
A massive vessel, the world's only floating nuclear power plant, has left its dock in the Russian port of Murmansk and is on it's way to the arctic town of Pevek despite opposition from environmental groups. The 144 metres long and 30 metres wide vessel, named the Akademik Lomonosov after the 18th century Russian scientist, houses two nuclear reactors. It will be towed 6,000 kilometres to the remote Siberian region of Chukatka, about 86 kilometres from the US state of Alaska, after leaving port on Friday. Once docked, the 21,000 tonne barge will replace a coal-burning power plant and an aging land-based nuclear plant and will supply 50,000 people in the area with electricity, according to Russia's state nuclear corporation. The floating vessel will be the northernmost nuclear plant in the world, and will also power the extraction of natural resources in the region when it starts operations next year. Russia's state corporation has described the … [Read more...] about Russia launches floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov
Plumes of white smoke have been seen coming from the stricken Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant following a loud explosion occurring at the plant's No. 3 reactor, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (JNISA) said Monday. JNISA has confirmed that an explosion occurred at around 11:08 a.m. local time on Monday and was likely triggered by a combination of oxygen and hydrogen mixing. … [Read more...] about Explosion at No.3 reactor of troubled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant: agency