11 A Tour To The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

A Tour To The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

Posted on October 26, 2010 by team

The Kursk Atomic Power Station is located in Kurchatov city on the bank of the Diet River. The station consists of four power generating units with general capacity of 4 GWatt – one of the three largest  APS in Russia.

Outwardly the Kursk Atomic Power Station is almost a copy of the notorious Chernobyl NPP but safety is on top-level and almost nothing depends now on the person.

A museum where it is told in details how the station works.

The principle of its work very much reminds a water cycle in the nature – steam submitted on the turbines, is formed directly in the reactor. As heat-carrier usual cleared water circulating on the closed contour is used. After that fulfilled steam in condensers of turbines is cooled in the pond-cooler near the atomic power station.


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11 Responses to “A Tour To The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant”

  1. OLUT says:

    Interesting pix. Nuclear is still kinda scary to me, so it’s neat to see it looking well done.

  2. Ivana Benderova says:

    I didn’t see Homer Simpson in any of these pics… I don’t believe its a real nuclear station.

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  4. Testicules says:

    Those guys have the same uniforms as the henchmen in all the James Bond movies

  5. kotya says:

    is it light water reactor with water directly heated in shell?it seems old type probably designed in 1960s.i have seen these type of nuclear power plants.

  6. Wraith says:

    The RBMK is an old design. Hopefully no-one tries to repeat the experiment that happened at Chernobyl.

  7. Matchlok says:

    cool pix!

  8. Carl Willis says:

    Fantastic and rare photos from Kursk NPP. Thanks for all your efforts.

  9. Andrea Ballini says:

    How is possible to arrange a tour like this?

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