Tag: reactor

Catfish in Chernobyl
Chernobyl
02/04/2022

Catfish in Chernobyl

Giant catfish living in the canal that supplied water from the cooling pond to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant reactors became “celebrities.” At lunchtime, the fish swim to the bridge over the canal for treats. The staff is happy to bring left ...
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Pripyat Firehouse
Chernobyl
28/03/2022

Pripyat Firehouse

Pripyat Firehouse was the closest to the plant outside of the facility itself. On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., the control panel of Militarized Fire Department #2 of Chernobyl Protection received report of a fire. Three units headed to the station a ...
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Cooling Towers in Chernobyl
Chernobyl
28/03/2022

Cooling Towers in Chernobyl

The Chernobyl cooling towers are powerful reinforced concrete structures. A view of the unfinished cooling towers opens immediately around the bend of the road on the way from the village of Kopachi towards the Chernobyl NPP. Two giant gray towers ri ...
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Shelter Object in Chernobyl
Chernobyl
28/03/2022

Shelter Object in Chernobyl

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sarcophagus (Shelter Object). The protective shell was built in 6 months. There were 18 design options; the final one was ready by August 20, 1986. Cranes were used with a maximum load capacity of 600 tons at that time. ...
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26 April
Chernobyl
27/03/2022

26 April

On 26 April, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., a series of explosions destroyed the reactor building and building housing power unit # 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Gases and volatile substances were thrown to high altitudes and spread globally; it took ...
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