In short, a nuclear power plant is a large boiler. Boiling water heated up to 270 degrees Celsius goes to the reactor where it cools fuel rods with pellets of uranium inside. It goes out with a temperature of 276 degrees Celsius. Part of this water evaporates and the steam rotates the turbines. This is how electricity is produced.
Let’s visit the only nuclear power plant built under the conditions of the permafrost. It is located in Bilibino, the Chukchi Autonomous District.
About 700 people work at the power plant.
It is guarded by military men who check passports and cameras of all people entering the power plant.
“Evacuation plan”, “Shelter – 18 m”.
This is the entrance leading into the shelter. Yet they say it is closed and no one knows where the key is.
In the chief engineer’s office.
Putting on special overalls.
Workers of the nuclear power plant have their personal dosimeters which get zeroed once a month.
This is where they leave their dosimeters after work.