The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

We’ve already written about the Kursk Nuclear Power Station and about its structure and history. Now let’s see some other details.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The daybreak near the cooling pound.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

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 Kursk Nuclear Power Station

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 Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The radiation background in the plant exceeds the norm for 1000 times. Of course, long staying here is not recommended.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The turbine hall. It is rather noisy in the hall, all workers go in special protective headpieces or earplugs.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The central control panel of the nuclear power plant.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The control panel of power units.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

An engineer of the control panel is regularly tested by psychologists. It is really the very hard work.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

A camera gives views from the reactor hall.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The educational center for training of different cases of emergency.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The reserve control panel. It has fewer buttons, lights and levers, but it is still able to make the main operations.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The dosimetric control.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

Cooling spargers. “Swimming is forbidden!”

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

Diesel generators can help if the electricity in the plant is stopped and the reactor is not cooled.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

Containers with used fuel.

The Kursk Nuclear Power Station

Tourists are offered to have such a splendid dinner.

Location:Kursk

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    • Do you think anyone pays attention to all of those lights and gauges or do they let the computer do all the work at monitoring them?

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