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4 The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg

The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg

Posted on July 30, 2017 by tim


From first sight this abandoned lighthouse doesn’t attract much attention. What, haven’t we’ve seen some abandoned lighthouses? There are plenty of abandoned stuff in exUSSR. However this one is very special. It has a very dramatic story behind it.

So according to the legend, in year 2003 a few of Russian looters has opened the doors of this lighhouse. There they found something reminding a huge bank safe. They were happy to try open it and finally broke in. However this was not a bank safe, but a nuclear reactor compartment which contained Strontium-90 nuclear capsule. The looters took this capsule and instantly died. The capsule itself went thru their hands and then thru the concrete floor into the ground.

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4 Responses to “The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg”

  1. Darkness_99 says:

    OMG, the radioisotope heat generator (aka RTG) is not a nuclear reactor, its just a piece of very radioactive material in a capsule. The decay of this material heats up the simple thermoelectric devise around the capsule, providing electrical output. It’s power is rather small, but lasts for years.

  2. Stefan Nikoinovich says:

    Original photos were published:
    http://m.fishki.net/2347215-zabroshennyj-radioaktivny..

    https://m.pikabu.ru/story/zabroshennyiy_radioaktivnyi..

    https://m.vk.com/dorless

    The video about this place with English subtitles is possible to watch
    https://youtu.be/Vz07lw8L49o

  3. Stefan Nikonovich says:

    The video about this place with English subtitles is possible to watch
    https://youtu.be/Vz07lw8L49o

    The photos are stolen!

  4. tom bauer says:

    yes a lot exaggerated certainly would not go into ground!! and that looks like picture of battery that it charged!

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