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Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Reactor in Wake of Latest Accident

  • Rosatom vying to be the first to commercialize technology
  • Vessel sailing through icy waters in the Arctic Circle
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Russia’s Rosatom shipped its first floating nuclear-power reactor on Friday, setting the unit off on a barge journey among Arctic ice caps, raising concerns in the wake of a recent military accident that caused a brief spike in radiation.