Power Plant Сooling Towers

Чернобыльская АЭС градирни

The ‘Power Plant Сooling Towers’ are two unfinished concrete giants close to building site of Reactor 5 and 6 of the Chernobyl Power Plant.

The towers were built to evaporate the cooling water from the two newly built reactors. The existing reactors of the power plant had no cooling towers because they cooled the condenser with water from the Pripyat river in open-cycle.

The towers were never completed. The diameter of the almost finished tower is 120 meters, its height is about 150 meters. The Chernobyl disaster stopped all works around the site in 1986. Years later the government decided to close down all reactors of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Today, the radiation level is still high, almost 10 times more than normal.

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