Home » Business & Industrial » The soviets built a chain of remote lighthouses along the arctic coast, each one powered by it’s own miniature nuclear generator. In total 1007 of these generators were put in place, several of which remain unaccounted for.

The soviets built a chain of remote lighthouses along the arctic coast, each one powered by it’s own miniature nuclear generator. In total 1007 of these generators were put in place, several of which remain unaccounted for.

The nuclear lighthouses built by the Soviets in the Arctic

The Northern Sea Route goes for 5600km from the Kara Sea to the Bering Strait, connecting Western Russia to the Far Eastern territories. In the 1930s, the USSR started building hundreds of lighthouses along this Arctic route. With no keepers, and no other form of electricity available they would run on nuclear energy.

Video by Irina Sedunova, produced by Anna Pazos and Anna Bressanin

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