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World Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, which activists dubbed 'Chernobyl on ice,' has docked near Alaska. Photos show its journey.

05:30  10 october  2019
05:30  10 october  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Russia ' s first floating nuclear power plant , which activists dubbed ' Chernobyl on ice ,' has docked near Alaska . The vessel is Russia ' s first floating nuclear power plant , complete with two loaded nuclear reactors. It reached the port of Pevek, an Arctic town across from Alaska , on

‘ Nuclear ’ plus ‘ Russia ’ must equal disaster, the logic goes. Headlines warned that “ Russia Is About to Tow its ‘ Floating Chernobyl ’ Through the Arctic Circle” and the “World’ s only floating nuclear power station dubbed ‘ Chernobyl on ice ’ launched by Russia .”

Former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy — once an advocate of Congress's oversight powers — has joined President Donald Trump's personal legal team in its fight against the House impeachment inquiry.

Trey Gowdy looking at the camera: Image: Trey Gowdy© Carolyn Kaster Image: Trey Gowdy

"I am pleased to announce that former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joining our team as Counsel to the President," Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement Wednesday night. "I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress. His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well. Trey's command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team."

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Russia ' s first floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian Russia ' s first floating nuclear power plant , which some call ' Chernobyl on ice ,' has The Akademik Lomonosov leaves the service base in Murmansk for a journey along the Northern

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was followed by three days of silence from the Soviet Read more: Haunting photos reveal what nuclear -disaster ghost towns look like years after being SEE ALSO: Russia ' s first floating nuclear power plant , which activists dubbed ' Chernobyl on

Gowdy also has ties to Trump's Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney — both represented South Carolina in the House over the same time period.

After retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Gowdy became a contributor on Fox News, where he has blasted the impeachment inquiry.

"A lot of them have already made up their minds," he said in a Sept. 27th Fox appearance during which he defended the July Trump-Ukraine phone call that eventually led to the impeachment inquiry. "If there's a smoking gun there — I can't even find the gun, whether it's smoking or not."

In a sign that he'd be joining Team Trump, Fox News issued a statement earlier Wednesday saying he'd "been terminated and is no longer a contributor."

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Greenpeace has described the Akademik Lomonosov nuclear power station as a ‘ floating Chernobyl ’. Russia is planning to dispatch the vessel, its first floating nuclear power station , on a 4 Floating nuclear power stations may play a role. While plans have existed for generations and

First ever shipborne nuclear power plant dubbed a ' floating Chernobyl ' arrives in the Arctic from St Petersburg ahead of its maiden mission. Russia has at least another seven floating nuclear reactors planned and China is working on building its own to launch in 2020.

As a congressman, Gowdy was a fierce advocate of Congress's oversight powers of the Executive Branch, and chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi from 2014 to 2016.

A clip of him discussing the importance of Congress's oversight powers in 2012 resurfaced on social media, where he said, "The notion that you can withhold information and documents from Congress no matter whether you are the party in power or not in power is wrong. Respect for the rule of law must mean something, irrespective of the vicissitudes of political cycles."

The White House counsel issued a letter on Tuesday night saying the administration would not cooperate with impeachment inquiry because it didn't consider it "fair."

3 US diplomats detained near secret Russian military training ground: officials .
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