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Leningrad NPP

Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant

The first nuclear power unit based on water-cooled graphite-moderated High Capacity Channel type nuclear Reactors on thermal neutrons (Russian acronym RBMK-1000) having 1000 MW electric capacity was put into operation at LNPP in December 22,1973.

An emergency stop of the second power unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant

An emergency stop of the second power unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant took place on Friday, December 18, at 13:50. The reason for the stop and cooling of the reactor was a sudden leak of radioactive steam from a faulty pipe in one of the rooms of the turbine shop.

Rosatom to Send Spent Fuel to Siberia

The Leningrad nuclear power plant is among those planning to ship spent fuel to new Siberian storage facilities.

Plans to transfer thousands of tons of spent nuclear fuel from Chernobyl-type nuclear reactors to a new storage facility in Siberia in the coming weeks have been attacked by environmentalists.

Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant: The Nuclear train has not yet left. but Dangerous Events are Already Taking Place!

In preparing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) for purposes of transporting it to Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, Russia), Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) cut into two parts one of the 40,000 fuel assemblies. Because of a lack of preparation for the difficult and dangerous operation, depressurization of the assembly and contamination of equipment took place.
This made it impossible for continuation of the work without risk of contamination of the environment and personnel.

Court Against Nuclear Safety Petersburg and Baltic Region

Baltic Newsletter # 117

The Basmanny Court of Moscow has refused to consider a complaint of the physicist and ecologist Oleg Bodrov to Russian State Nuclear Regulatory Body - Rostekhnadzor (RTN), in which the applicant challenged the legality and safety solutions to extend the operation of the fourth unit of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) with its RBMK-1000 reactor. Issued on December 26, 2010, the RTN license extends the operational life of LNPP from 30 to 45 years! That is the world's oldest nuclear power plants with reactors of the Chernobyl series of plans to operate until 2026.

Another Blast of Furnace Occurs During melting of Radioactive Metal at "Ecomet-S". People are Injured. What's next?

On Friday, October 7, between 17:00 and 18:00 an explosion occurred at the blast furnace ECOMET-S - a factory for melting radioactive scrap metal. This was reported by telephone to Green World by Natalya Malevannaya - head of the environmental management and security administration of Sosnovy Bor. A worker was burned by metal from the blast. He has second and third degree burns. He was taken to the Institute of Emergency Care named I.I Janelidze in St. Petersburg. There is hope that he will live.


Green World is trying through the court system to prevent possible negative consequences not only for Russia, but for the entire Baltic region.

Specific character of eutrophication in the area of Leningrad nuclear power plant (Koporskaya Bay, Gulf of Finland)

The problem of eutrophication is very actual both for the Baltic proper and shallow waters of little bays. Shallow waters are very sensitive to all kinds of anthropogenous influences. Oil spills, heavy metals, radionuclide contamination, etc. following increased recreation loading.