Russia unveils floating nuclear power planet

Russia has unveiled its first floating nuclear power plant.

The plant, known as Akademik Lomonosov, has just completed a 5000km journey through Arctic waters to reach its new home.

The new plant arrived at its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska last week.

The aim is to make the floating station operational by year-end. It would become the world’s northernmost nuclear power station.

The plant will replace a coal-fired power plant and an ageing nuclear power to supply 50,000 people with electricity in Chukotka.

These floating nuclear power stations are suited to remote regions. It has said they can help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.

The floating plants are designed to make it possible to supply electricity to hard-to-reach areas of Russia. They can operate non-stop without the need for refueling for three to five years.

Environmental protection groups have expressed their concerns over potential safety issues.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
8 months ago

nuclear power is bad for the envroment

8 months ago

what happens if it explodes/ sinks?

jeffy da man
jeffy da man
8 months ago

wow thats amazing

7 months ago

Its bad for the environment it is not “cool”



Would love your thoughts, please comment.x