Kremlin’s party leader to build nuclear plants in Northern Russia

While visiting Kursk NPP during his election campaign in November, he mentioned about a necessity to build new nuclear power plants, including northern regions, where nuclear submarines’ reactors could be used in order to develop a transport corridor from Europe to Asia, the North Sea Route: «The situation with atomic energy development has no alternative for Russia in the 21st century. We have to build new units, solve the technological safety issues. And they are solved now, as we practically achieved 100% technological safety. Therefore, it is needed to fund development of the nuclear plants, build new ones, and it is very important to move the atomic energy to the north of our country”, Russian RTR TV channel broadcasted on November 18th.