Today, we are going to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, namely its power-generating unit number 4.
Near the power units, they have built a nuclear waste disposal factory.
This is a well-known view of the four reactors and a snow-covered side channel.
Nuclear power plants showed a lot of advantages over other power plants such as reliability, safety, low electricity price and level of pollution of the environment.
Nuclear physics was developing really fast in the USSR and its achievements were used for both military and civilian purposes. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was built during this very period.
In 1967, they chose a site to build a nuclear power plant, it was 12 km from Chernobyl, Ukraine.
They decided to use RBMK-1000 reactors (High Power Channel-Type Reactor) at the plant.