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Posted by Energetic
In 1975 there was reportedly a partial meltdown in Leningrad reactor Unit 1 that released 1.5 MCi into the environment.
In March 1992, an accident at the Sosnovy Bor nuclear plant leaked radioactive gases and iodine into the air through a ruptured fuel channel. This was the first accident at the station that was announced in the news media.
In December 2005, a private company reprocessing scrap metal at the facility was operating a non-nuclear smelter, which overheated and exploded spraying molten metal across a large area and starting several fires. Three workers were burned in the explosion, with two experiencing burns over 90 percent of their bodies.
On August 27, 2009 the third unit was stopped when a hole was found in the discharge header of a pump. According to the automated radiation control system, the radiation situation at the plant and in its 30 kilometer monitoring zone was normal. The plant's management refuted rumors of an accident and stated that the third Unit was stopped for a "short-term unscheduled maintenance", with a restart scheduled for 31st August 2009. The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter published a short notice on the 29th of August claiming a coolant leak at the plant. The problem is described as serious but without any immediate risk of radiation in the surrounding environment. The article refers to a statement by the Finnish authority Säteilyturvakeskus.
|Unit||Reactor type||Net |
|Leningrad - 1||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||2018 planned|
|Leningrad - 2||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||2020 planned|
|Leningrad - 3||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||-|
|Leningrad - 4||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW|
|Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant|
|Built||March 1, 1970|
|Start of commercial operation||November 1, 1974|
|Reactors active||4 (4,000 MW)|
|Total power generation in 2006||21,208 GW·h|
|Average annual generation (last 5 yrs)||22,327 GW·h|
|Net generation||655,180 GW·h|