NOVOVORONEZH, Russia: The new No. 6 reactor at Russia’s Novovoronezh atomic power station is not just about generating power, but re-launching Russia’s ambitions to become a major player in the nuclear industry.
The new design comes 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet republic of Ukraine dealt a body blow to reputation of the Soviet Union’s nuclear industry and five years after the Fukushima disaster in Japan sowed fresh doubts over safety.
Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom is presenting the new VVER-1200 reactor that is entering service here as not only the most powerful in the world, but the safest.
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Source: The Manila Times