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

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.




The accident at the plant near St. Petersburg: there was a radioactive release. Cloud heading to Estonia and Finland 18.12.2015

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