Date: 4 months ago   Category: Incidents

The earthquake in the Urals hasn't influenced work of the Beloyarsk NPP - RIA Novosti, 9/5/2018


Beloyarsk NPP. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 5 Sep — RIA Novosti. The earthquake in the Urals hasn't affected work of the Beloyarsk NPP, she is exploited in the normal mode, the press service of operator of all Russian nuclear power plants of Rosenergoatom Concern has reported. © AFP 2018/Frederick Florin In 15 municipal units of the Urals have felt an earthquake measuring 5,9 "On the Fifth of September, 2018 the Beloyarsk NPP operates normally. Tremors which have occurred in Chelyabinsk region on Tuesday night haven't been recorded by the systems of seismic monitoring of the Beloyarsk NPP, and haven't influenced work of nuclear power plant in any way. There are no deviations from normal service conditions of the NPP. The radiation background on the platform of the Beloyarsk NPP and a zone of observation corresponds to values of a natural background" — it is said in the statement. The Beloyarsk NPP is located in the city of Zarechny of Sverdlovsy area. According to GUMChS, in the municipal District of Katav-Ivanovskoye of Chelyabinsk region at 03:58 (01:58 Moscow time) the seismic activity at a depth of 10 kilometers is recorded. There are no destructions of buildings and constructions, there are no dead and injured. According to the European-Mediterranean seismological center, seismic activity is recorded in 7 kilometers to the northwest of Katav-Ivanovsk, in 133 kilometers from Ufa, magnitude of earthquake was 5,5.

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