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Smolensk Nuclear power station, or Smolensk NPP, is a nuclear power station in Russia. It is located in the Smolensk region, in Desnogorsk province, approximately 150 km from Smolensk, 120 km from Bryansk and 320 km from Moscow. Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant is the biggest NPP in the Nechernozem region of Russia.
Smolensk Nuclear power station operates three RBMK-1000 reactors (1000MW water-cooled graphite-moderated channel-type reactors). The plant was supposed to have four units but the construction of the 4th reactor was stopped in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster.
All the units are equipped with emergency response systems, which can prevent release of radioactive material into the environment even in case of serious accident; for example breakage of pipes in the reactor cooling circuit. The reactor cooling circuit is housed in hermetic reinforced concrete boxes that can withstand a force of 4.5 kg/cm2.
|Unit||Reactor type||Net |
|Smolensk - 1||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW|
|Smolensk - 2||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW|
|Smolensk - 3||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW|
|Smolensk - 4||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW|
|Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant|
|Construction began||October 1, 1975|
|Commission date||December 9, 1982|
|Reactors operational||3 x 1000 MW|
|Power generation information|
|Annual generation||5093 GW·h|
|Net generation||118,699 GW·h|