Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

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The great northern coast of Russia is inside the Arctic Circle, and the shoreline is hundreds of miles from civilisation almost the whole way along. Lighthouses were required for the coast, because it’s a handy passage but it spends a hundred days of the year in near-permanent night. The problems were that they’d be miles from anywhere, and couldn’t realistically be supplied or crewed.
Warren Ellis » Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

Holy crap is that some awesomeness or what?  What else do you think the Russian were/are using nuclear power for?

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  1. nyokki Jan 7th, 2009 22:48

    Probably used it for distilling vodka.

  2. LukeV1-5 Jan 8th, 2009 10:19

    Vladimir Putin is nuclear powered.

  3. Robyn Feb 5th, 2009 9:00

    KInda scary actually, I remember Cherbynol and I know they make some pretty crappy planes…

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