Russia to build floating nuclear powe...

Russia to build floating nuclear power plant on world's largest archipelago

There are 16 comments on the Pravda story from Oct 19, 2010, titled Russia to build floating nuclear power plant on world's largest archipelago. In it, Pravda reports that:

Russia has offered Indonesia to cooperate in the nuclear field. The offer stipulates the construction of the first nuclear-powered electric power plant in the country.

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Jacko ITH

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 20, 2010
Awesome concept, and a cool picture.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#2 Oct 20, 2010
Russia has offered Indonesia to cooperate in the nuclear field :)

Russia wants to help another Muslim country become a nuclear power. Go Russia.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#3 Oct 20, 2010
just a guy i knew wrote:
Russia has offered Indonesia to cooperate in the nuclear field :)
Russia wants to help another Muslim country become a nuclear power. Go Russia.
We're selling civilian power plants. As for the weapons - U.S. is selling much more of it to the totalitarian Muslim countries.

U.S. announces $60 billion arms sale for Saudi Arabia

Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:08pm EDT

The sale, which had been expected, includes 84 new Boeing F-15 aircraft and 70 upgrades of existing Saudi F-15s. It also includes 70 of Boeing's Apache attack helicopters and 36 of its AH-6M Little Birds. In addition, the deal will include 72 Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp..
Small Town America UGXs

Margate City, NJ

#4 Oct 20, 2010
When a hurricane or other natural disaster rocks that floating nuclear platform, it will become a nuclear bomb and ruin the world with nuclear fall out. Perhaps a tsunami. Such innovative thought. Russian style.
Small Town America UGXs

Margate City, NJ

#5 Oct 20, 2010
coolncrazy wrote:
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We're selling civilian power plants. As for the weapons - U.S. is selling much more of it to the totalitarian Muslim countries.
U.S. announces $60 billion arms sale for Saudi Arabia
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:08pm EDT
The sale, which had been expected, includes 84 new Boeing F-15 aircraft and 70 upgrades of existing Saudi F-15s. It also includes 70 of Boeing's Apache attack helicopters and 36 of its AH-6M Little Birds. In addition, the deal will include 72 Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp..
Gawd. We are talking nuclear, not conventional. And all those conventional arms being sent by Russia to Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, India, etc. Where in hell are your core values?

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#6 Oct 20, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
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Gawd. We are talking nuclear, not conventional. And all those conventional arms being sent by Russia to Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, India, etc. Where in hell are your core values?
We are talking nuclear what? Power plants? There are no any international restrictions on that. Moreover, you simply can't beat our proposal. And crying only because of that reason. You want this market, but it isn't yours. We are even supplying half of U.S. nuclear power plants with with our uranium fuel.

North Korea? Are you mad? They have no money, so we are selling them nothing. And your Saudi Arabian friends are much worse than Venezuela and not better than Iran. India is a pure democratic state if you don't know.

“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#7 Oct 20, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
When a hurricane or other natural disaster rocks that floating nuclear platform, it will become a nuclear bomb and ruin the world with nuclear fall out. Perhaps a tsunami. Such innovative thought. Russian style.
Are you ready to destroy American nuclear-powered ships and submarines because of that idiotic fantasy? If you think they are so dangerous...
Jacko ITH

Chicago, IL

#8 Oct 20, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
When a hurricane or other natural disaster rocks that floating nuclear platform, it will become a nuclear bomb and ruin the world with nuclear fall out. Perhaps a tsunami. Such innovative thought. Russian style.
The purpose of floating them is to cool them down in case of an accident. They are much safer than land based facilities (or nuclear subs with weapons grade material). The US should be working on this sort of thing instead of becoming a third world welfare state.
Small Town America UGXs

Margate City, NJ

#9 Oct 20, 2010
coolncrazy wrote:
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Are you ready to destroy American nuclear-powered ships and submarines because of that idiotic fantasy? If you think they are so dangerous...
Where are your core values? I am talking about the safety of having large nuclear power plants floating on the sea in a fixed site. They are certainly designed differently and smaller than those used on ships, which travel and are not considered fixed platforms.
Captain America

Montpelier, VT

#10 Oct 20, 2010
Apparently, the professor here thinks that the first big wave will sink these things and blow them up simultaneously.
Small Town America UGXs

Margate City, NJ

#11 Oct 20, 2010
Small Town America UGXs wrote:
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Where are your core values? I am talking about the safety of having large nuclear power plants floating on the sea in a fixed site. They are certainly designed differently and smaller than those used on ships, which travel and are not considered fixed platforms.
"They are certainly designed differently and larger ".....is the corrected sentence.
Jacko ITH

Chicago, IL

#12 Oct 21, 2010
Russia just seems to me to have the world's best science, especially science that can used, rather than pretty pictures of space.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#13 Oct 21, 2010
Jacko ITH wrote:
Russia just seems to me to have the world's best science, especially science that can used, rather than pretty pictures of space.
You mean just like Russia "seems" to be democratic but in reality it's not, something like that.
Jacko ITH

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 22, 2010
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>You mean just like Russia "seems" to be democratic but in reality it's not, something like that.
Nope, the US pays Russia to fly us to the space station. Do you think that is fake? Russia is partially democratic, just like the US. More local control by local people is the next step for Russia, but in the US complete democracy leads to a tyranny of the majority. There is no easy answer.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Oct 23, 2010
Jacko ITH wrote:
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Nope, the US pays Russia to fly us to the space station. Do you think that is fake? Russia is partially democratic, just like the US. More local control by local people is the next step for Russia, but in the US complete democracy leads to a tyranny of the majority. There is no easy answer.
USA buys oil from Chavez, cheap products from China, so what? Both of these countries are no better than Russia.
Jacko ITH

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 26, 2010
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>USA buys oil from Chavez, cheap products from China, so what? Both of these countries are no better than Russia.
Many countries can make plastic toys or produce oil. Russia is unique with its space program. It takes much more intellect to have a space manned program. Even the US has lost its ability to do that, but not the need, as evidenced by the 50 million dollars paid per trip to Russia's space program.

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