The craziest idea of the week comes from Keith Wagstaff:
Russia wants nuclear power-generating ships by 2016. It’s not as crazy as it sounds
Yes it is.
At first, the idea of floating nuclear plants seems kind of dangerous, especially after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out the coastal Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan in 2011
It’s a crazy idea.
Russia’s biggest shipbuilder, however, plans to have one ready to operate by 2016. Is this a brilliant solution to the country’s energy problems or a recipe for floating Chernobyls?
I’ll take what’s behind door #2, Monte. Sure. What could go wrong? Godzilla, anyone?