“Nuclear reactors bobbing around the Arctic Ocean will pose a shockingly obvious threat to a fragile environment which is already under enormous pressure from climate change. … [The Lomonosov] is designed with the great margin of safety that exceeds all possible threats and makes nuclear reactors invincible for tsunamis and other natural disasters.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/floating-nuclear-power-plant-russia-floating-chernobyl-nuclear-titanic-akademik-lomonosov-launch-a8327316.html

Russian roulette anyone?


“The ongoing problems at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool [nuclear] reactors, taken offline last month, forced Centrica, a 20% owner of the atomic fleet with EDF, to issue a profit warning.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/04/nuclear-power-stations-out-december-edf)

A new definition of fuel poverty.


“The Norway tests [on an Indian thorium-based reactor] at the OECD’s nuclear trials facility in Halden are conducted in a Bond-style underground bunker. … A garage door in a cliff face leads into a tunnel deep into the hill where the reactor hall lies.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24638816)

Thorium in the Hall of the Mountain King sounds more like Star Trek scored by Edvard Grieg to me, but I like it.


“The species that caused the Oskarshamn [nuclear power plant] shutdown is known as the common moon jellyfish.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/01/jellyfish-clog-swedish-nuclear-reactor-shutdown)

It’s now the ‘less common’ and after going through the nuclear blender is more of a meteor-shower-with-melted-ice-cream-fish.


“Tokyo’s final pitch in the city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics” will include explanation that “in seven years’ time, 2020, [radiation from Fukushima] will not be a problem at all.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/04/fukushima-radiation-deadly-new-high)

Likely not performance-enhancing anyway.