Destined to sink to the bottom of the sea during the coming (massive) earth changes…
— Infinite Unknown (@SecretNews) May 1, 2018
A power plant of this kind has so many potential uses it’s certain the first of its kind will be far from its last
Autistic screeching from atomophobes regardless, there’s plenty of reasons why this is a very competitive idea.
1. It’s surprisingly cheap: The Akademik Lomonosov, the first FNPP of its kind, costs only $250 million, and it should get even cheaper. Development costs are low – ultimately, it’s just a primitive barge with a reactor mounted on it, of the sort that are already used by Rosatom’s nuclear icebreaker fleet, as well as storage compartments for new and used fuel. Rosatom is one of Russia’s more efficient state-owned behemoths, so I don’t see all the money disappearing down a rathole (as would be the case if say Sechin was in charge).
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