Abandoned nuclear power

• Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant

This abandoned object is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive nuclear reactor in the world. Which remained not built.

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the Crimean nuclear power plant began to build in 1975 and it was supposed to provide electricity for the entire Crimea. In 1984, it even announced the All-Union Komsomol building. In the midst of the construction of a day it was mastered by two-tier materials.

But in 1987, settled in these places famous fur animal. There are two reasons - the Chernobyl disaster and the unfavorable economic situation in the USSR. Readiness station at that moment was nearly 80% ...

See what happens to one of the biggest unfinished Soviet Union today.

We drive to the station. Administrative building and an observation tower.

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Everywhere broken brick and concrete aggregate. In the background - the first unit and the Corps of Engineers.

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Corps of Engineers station. Satellite dishes have hinted that there are people here.

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And now we face the first unit. There is also a unique giant crane. Only he did not build the station, and ruining it.

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You want to stay a little bit. The fact is that during the construction of the reactor building into the first unit has a unique polar crane was installed - Danish Kroll K-10000. By means of this valve would have to carry out further handling and construction and mounting operations inside the reactor compartment. It was the highest crane in Europe. In 2003, the State Property Fund sold it for ... 310 000 hryvnia at a starting price of 440. Even handed over to scrap it would cost more.

Before dismantling high-altitude crane used for BASE jumping. Jumping carried out with the bottom (80 meters) and the top (120 m) of the crane booms. Today, there is set such a crane, but smaller for the dismantling station. Its size can be estimated on the background of standing "nine". And here is what is needed today is the station ... A powerful technique that looks a toy on the background of the concrete monster chip his body, getting there metal fittings. Here we will return, but for now go down to the reactor room.

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Enter the unit. The extent and thickness of the walls with gates impressive.

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The transport unit of the corridor.

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Login to the reactor zone. Metal with thick hand.

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There, into the reactor are thick cables and cutting audible sounds. There vengeance cut metal.

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The ends of the reactor are control panels.

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And there was a reactor itself ... We look at it from the bottom of the corridor. Visible cooling pipe ends.

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Found bolt here. Obviously not from the children's designer. It surprised by the almost complete absence of corrosion for many years - only the oxidized surface.

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Let us go back to the tap.

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Cab.

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Rollers. Under each pair - narrow-gauge railway.

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The pipes are cut like a sausage. Just not on the table, and the metal.

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One of the tubes adapted for the shed.

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techniques are many. She demanded.

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But this junk is worth obviously for a long time.

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cylinders here - as replacement batteries in the TV remote.

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Destroyed external branch of the Corps of Engineers in the unit.

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What remains after work "metalheads".

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Shock built, shock break.

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Something like chimneys furnaces burned by the Nazis Belarusian villages.

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Panorama platform under the Corps of Engineers. Here all cut.

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Panorama of the metal cutting area.

Some information from Wikipedia:

By the time of stopping the construction of the station, the construction of nuclear power plants has been spent 500 million Soviet rubles in 1984 prices. In warehouses of materials remained roughly another 250 mln. Rubles. Station slowly began to take away the black and non-ferrous scrap metal. There is evidence that in the early 90-ies were carried out research whose aim was to "adjust" the additional geological study at the Crimean NPP closure. However, and this was only the formal cause - the end of 80-ies the situation in the Soviet economy has worsened so much that had rolled almost all the major construction projects, both in the energy and industry, transport, urban planning. C 1995 to 1999 in the turbine discos festival "Kazantip Republic".

In 1998-2000, established on the basis of nuclear power subsidiary of "East-Crimean Power Company" sold property at station 2, 204 million hryvnia. By February 1, 2003 at the dispatch sheet "East-Crimean Power Company" was only special building, workshops unit reactor compartment and oil-diesel economy.

In 2004, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine passed the Crimean nuclear power plant from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy Council of Ministers of Crimea. Furthermore, the Council of Ministers of Crimea had to sell the resulting nuclear assets, and the money should have gone to solve social and economic problems of the Leninsky district of Crimea, and in particular, the Shchelkine.

After that were sold off the remaining part of the Crimean NPP reactor compartment, block pumping station, workshop housing chiller Aktashskoe reservoir Aktashskoe dam reservoir, a supply channel with water inlet tank, oil-diesel farm station diesel generator station. Further, it is known that in the beginning of 2005. Representation of the Crimean Property Fund sold the Crimean NPP reactor compartment for 1, 1 million USD ($ 207, 000) to a legal entity, whose name was not disclosed.

There is evidence that VVER-1000 and not installed in the room prepared for him, was cut for scrap in 2005.

NPP starred in many films, of which the most famous was filmed there in 2007, "Inhabited Island" Bondarchuk

Nuclear fuel here do not deliver, so the danger of nuclear radiation is not. Little known fact: the station is almost complete twin - abandoned unfinished Stendal Nuclear Power Plant 100 km west of Berlin in Germany, is being built on the same Soviet project from 1982 to 1990-th years. At the time of stopping the construction, the readiness of the first power was 85%. The only significant difference from its Crimean nuclear power plant - the use of cooling towers, instead of the reservoir. Currently Stendal NPP (2010) was almost completely demolished. On the territory of the former station are now running the pulp and paper mill, the tower dismantled in 1994 and 1999. With excavators and heavy construction equipment completes the analysis of reactor plants.