Tuesday, 22 December 2015

More reports of nuclear accident at Leningrad NPP

Radioactive waste at the nuclear power plant near St Petersburg

The accident at the plant near St. Petersburg: there was a radioactive release. Cloud heading to Estonia and Finland  
19 December, 2015

In Russia at the Leningrad nuclear power plant (LNPP) unit on the second accident. In the turbine hall of cracked pipe with the steam. He filled the room and went outside the plant.As reported on Friday, December 18, the «Echo of Moscow», witnesses posted online photos of clouds over Pine forest.

Employees SELA go home. The second unit was stopped manually. According to experts, the discharge was radioactive, as in the so-called cooling circuit of the reactor receives the exhaust steam.

East the wind blew the cloud towards Estonia and Finland.

Now on the Leningrad atomic power station has three units.

Director of Leningrad NPP Vladimir Pereguda argues that the situation in the station area is calm. In turn, the head of the city administration of Sosnovy Bor Vladimir Sadovsky in a video message, urged people not to panic.
On SELA also created the Commission, which is investigating the causes of accidents. The resumption of unit operation this weekend is unlikely, noted in a press-service of the Leningrad NPP, according to RBC.

The Governor of Leningrad region Aleksandr Drozdenko said that the reason for panic no, passes «Fontanka». «The station works in a regular mode», — he stressed.

Portal 47news.ru with reference to local residents writes that workers of the day shift the power plant was allowed to go home.

Leningrad NPP is situated 80 kilometers from St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland. It is considered one of the largest power producers in Northwest Russia.

Near St. Petersburg an accident at the Leningrad nuclear power plant (LNPP). Because of a broken pipe with steam was stopped by unit N2, said on the website of the city of Sosnovy Bor. Citizens of Leningrad watch «the Apocalypse», but environmentalists think, could be radioactive steam. At the station there was a break of a pipe with hot steam. White smoke over the station managed to film the witnesses photos appeared on a social network «Vkontakte». Industrial space second unit also was filled with hot steam. Because of this, workers had to go home.

It was decided to stop the unit. «Being rachelaziani block in order to eliminate the defect,» reads the statement of Director of Leningrad NPP Vladimir Nikolai, which is available on the website of the station. At SELA created the Commission, which is investigating the causes of the formation of steam in the factory building, reports «Interfax».As a result of the incident injured one employee who was brought to the hospital with a hypertensive crisis. Environmentalists immediately cared what happened. The fact that LAES are Soviet reactors that are of type «single». This means that the vapor passing through the reactor core, is fed to the turbine, and then condenses and flows back into the system, where it is heated. «Single-loop station, which means that all the steam on her radioactive,» said Chairman of the Board of the ecological organization «Green World» Oleg Bodrov (his words leads 47news).

In a press-service of Leningrad NPP such concerns are rejected, stating that the radiation dosimetry and the situation remains normal. According to representatives of the station, the other departments work in normal mode, there are three units. The Director of the Department of information and public relations «Concern Rosenergoatom» Andrei Tumanov also confirmed «Radio Baltika», the danger of infection no. The Committee on natural resources «Fontanka» told that the radiation background in Petersburg is within the natural. In Hydrometeorological centre of St. Petersburg reported that during the accident at Leningrad NPP in the city and region had prevailing East wind.

This means that a possible release could carry in the direction of Estonia and Finland. In the Department of environment of the government of Estonia indicated that the radiation background, including border areas, remained normal. The same is stated in Finland. «In case of any changes to the automatic monitoring system will track them,» informs «Fontanka.fi». The head of the city administration of Sosnovy Bor Vladimir Sadovsky in a video message urged people not to panic. Meanwhile, in the «Pine forest» in social network «Vkontakte» people sneer at the rumors about the infection, jokingly rejoicing profit selling iodine pharmacists, and encouraging each other rather to escape from the danger one.

Leningrad NPP is located in the town of Sosnovy Bor, 80 km West of St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland. NPP operates 4 power unit type RBMK reactors with a capacity of 1 thousand MW each. The station is one of the largest power producers in Northwest Russia. Near St. Petersburg the accident occurred at the nuclear power plant: may have leaked radioactive steam 19.12.2015

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