We’ve already written about the Kursk Nuclear Power Station and about its structure and history. Now let’s see some other details.
The daybreak near the cooling pound.
The reactor hall. The active reactor zone is a laying of graphite blocks with cylindrical fuel apertures. The reactor is surrounded by a light protective shroud and steel plates. Tanks with water stand near it and all spaces are covered with sand.
The process channel is a tube construction with 18 heat-generating assemblies fastened in a frame.
The used fuel is extremely radioactive and ignites spontaneously at high temperatures. That is why it is kept in special pools for 3-5 years, then sent to further storage or to processing.
The radiation background in the plant exceeds the norm for 1000 times. Of course, long staying here is not recommended.
The turbine hall. It is rather noisy in the hall, all workers go in special protective headpieces or earplugs.