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The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg on 22 September and headed for Murmansk, its port of registration. The journey will take about two weeks.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020
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Nuclear power will give Poland energy security, keep its rapid industrialisation cost-competitive and help it to achieve climate neutrality, Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka said during a Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) WebChat this week. In conversation with NEA Director General William Magwood, Kurtyka said Poland had long-coveted nuclear power and was looking forward to the many benefits it offers as the country plans a clean energy future.

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020
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Russia and China have held their first meeting for cooperation in the development of marine nuclear energy for floating power plants and potentially for propulsion of large ships.

Date: Thursday, 08 December 2011
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On 31 December 2009, Lithuania shut down Ignalina 2 – its last operating nuclear reactor which supplied almost 70% of the of the country’s electricity. The closure of the 1500MW unit will have major economic and political implications. The Lithuanian government forecasts a 30% increase in electricity prices while Lithuania – previously an electricity exporter – and neighbouring Baltic States are likely to become dependent on Russia for energy imports.

Date: Monday, 04 January 2010
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A doctoral thesis by Erkki Ilus of the Finnish radiation and nuclear safety authority (STUK) shows that radioactive discharges from nuclear power plants have a minor impact compared to the effects of thermal discharges.

Date: Tuesday, 06 October 2009
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