Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant
APRIL 13, 2011
In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. One such nuclear power plant was built in present-day Armenia, in one of the most seismically active areas on the planet, a recent National Geographic article reports. One-third of Armenia’s population live just 20 miles away, in the capital city of Yerevan.