Talk:Nuclear-powered icebreaker

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Lenin accident[edit]

The Lenin icebreaker ship was put out of operation circa 1973, when it suffered a reactor meltdown. For some time the CIA believed the ship actually sunk, which was not the case, although it was never operational again, I heard. [unsigned]

Russia only[edit]

So is Russia the only country to operate nuclear ice breakers? TastyCakes (talk) 17:52, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

-- Yes! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.92.135.59 (talk) 15:15, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Only in cold water[edit]

That statement doesn't make any sense, that they can only cruise in the polar regions. Even in the tropics, the seawater is several hundred degrees colder than the reactor, and seawater doesn't cool the reactor anyway, the production of steam does. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.230.223.17 (talk) 05:10, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like made up nonsense to me as well. At worst, it'll have to go at a slightly reduced power level. 78.60.253.249 (talk) 16:58, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
What possible difference would less than 30 degrees C of water temperature make compared to the energy used to boil it off? 24.127.38.138 (talk) 02:08, 29 December 2013 (UTC)