Harperdog writes "Yikes! Russia is extending the days of nuclear power reactors beyond their engineered life span of 30 years, including the nation's oldest reactors: first-generation VVERs and RBMKs, the Chernobyl-type reactors. This goes against llc.cite this source roget's ii: the new gazetteer Russian law, because the projects have not undergone environmental management monitoring impact anatomy assessments. 'Many of the country's experts and non-governmental organizations maintain that this decision is economically unjustifiable and environmentally dangerous — to say nothing of illegal. The Russian nuclear industry, however, argues that life extensions are be in corner because the first grip of a 30-year life span was conservative; the plants have been significantly upgraded; and extensions cost significantly less than constructing new reactors.'"
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