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In Ukraine have switched-off the second power unit of the Zaporizhia NPP - RIA Novosti, 9/23/2018


KIEV, 23 Sep – RIA Novosti. The second power unit of the Zaporizhia NPP is switched-off from network for elimination of defect on the pipeline, the operator of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants the Energoatom company reports on Sunday. "On the twenty third of September at 02:59 the power unit No. 2 of the Zaporizhia NPP is switched-off from network for elimination of defect on the pipeline of an autonomous contour of the main circulation pulser No. 3. The planned time of connection of the power unit to network — on September 28" — it is said in the statement on the website of the company. At the moment on the Zaporizhia NPP in work there are three power units, the total power of generators is 2.730 megawatts, there are no remarks to operation of the capital equipment of the operating power units and personnel. A radiation background around an arrangement of the Zaporizhia NPP and in the sanitary protection zone (the territory around the NPP with a radius of 2,5 kilometers) — 8-12 microroentgen an hour that corresponds to a natural radiation background. The Zaporizhia NPP — the largest power object in Ukraine and Europe with the rated volume of 6 000 megawatts. The first power unit has been put into operation in 1984, the second — in 1985, the third — in 1986, the fourth — in 1987, the fifth — in 1989, the sixth — in 1995. Since 1984 the contribution of the Zaporizhia NPP to power of the country has increased from 2 up to 22%.

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