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Chernobyl: The soviet train delivers details and equipment to the building of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. 00:06

The soviet train delivers details and equipment to the building of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station consisted of four reactors of type RBMK-1000, each capable of producing 1,000 megawatts of electric power, and the four together produced about 10% of Ukraine's electricity at the time of the accident. Construction of the plant and the nearby city of Pripyat to house workers and their families began in 1970, with reactor № 1 commissioned in 1977. It was the third nuclear power station in the Soviet Union of the RBMK-type (after Leningrad and Kursk), and the first ever nuclear power plant on Ukrainian soil. The completion of the first reactor in 1977 was followed by reactor № 2 (1978), № 3 (1981), and № 4 (1983). Two more reactors, capable of producing 1,000 MW each, were under construction at the time of the accident in 1986.

Recorded: 1970s Event time: 1970s Location: Soviet Union Number of clips: 214
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