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Floating nuke plant sends first power to Arctic Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A floating nuclear power plant widely criticized by environmentalists started sending electricity Thursday to a region in Russia's Arctic. The floating plant, named the Akademik Lomonosov, was sent in August to the Chukotka Peninsula, an area 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles) northeast of Moscow. It began delivering power to the port of Pevek on Thursday, Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said.

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