Russia Is Building Floating Nuclear Reactors Near the North PoleS

Great. The guys who built Chernobyl, dropped 456 atomic bombs near an area with one million people, and built atomic lighthouses only to abandon them engulfed in radioactive fog, are now building floating nuclear reactors on the Artic Sea.

Here you can see the first of the eight floating nuclear power plants—a ship-platform hybrid that will be finished in 2012. It will be deployed deep into the Arctic circle.

And what do they want them for, so far from the mainland? Because they want to expand their territory one million square kilometers. That's 386,102 square miles of extra territory in the Arctic, all the way to the North Pole.

Russia thinks that there they can drill oil platforms to extract a whooping 75 billion barrels of oil. The nuclear reactors will provide with power and hot water to new colonial towns.

And if they fail, they can always leave them there and let the polar bears fix it. [BBC]