23.08.2018

Gradirni

Chernobyl cooling towers

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How is the cooling tower arranged
     You can see the unfinished cooling towers of the third stage of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, moving along the road from the village of Kopachi, in the direction of the nuclear power plant. Cooling towers of the 3rd stage of the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are located on an artificial island, between the Chernobyl cooling pond and the branch channel. Cooling tower - a special system for cooling large quantities of water, directed by the flow of air. They were built to cool the 5th and 6th reactors of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, since the capacity of the artificial pond, as a cooler, would not be enough to cool the water of two more power units. Sometimes cooling towers are called cooling towers. Cooling occurs due to the partial evaporation of water: inside the tower, hot water enters the top, to the water distribution device, which is located in the center of the tower, then is sprayed down, thus cooling. In other words, water comes into contact with air, which gives up part of its heat and thereby lowers its temperature. The height of the tower is 110 and 30 meters, diameter - 60 meters. The location of the towers has a relatively high level of pollution, since the distance to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is only three kilometers.

 

Mural that deserves attention
     On the thirty-year anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, the Australian artist Guido van Helten, painted on the wall inside the Chernobyl 110-meter cooling tower. The master depicted on the wall a photograph taken in 1986 by photojournalist Igor Kostin - who was one of the first to be at the center of the Chernobyl disaster, and took the first photographs of the destroyed reactor in Chernobyl, coming close to him. Now cooling towers are even more in demand among tourists, thanks to the mural.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone
     The Chernobyl cooling tower is visible at a distance of many kilometers within the exclusion zone. To really appreciate the magnitude of the incomplete giants of Chernobyl, we invite you to our tour. Only being inside, you understand the real scale of the design. The building has interesting aerodynamics, inside of which there is a very strong echo - even a crunch of a branch under your foot leads to loud noises, not to mention a scream. Come and see for yourself. You will feel the scale in these places that have changed the history of earthly civilization. Only here, you can choose a wide range of tours that we organize as part of our activities. You are more than sure that once you visited the Chernobyl zone once, you’ll want to go there again, so don’t put off your dreams, but act now. Only you have a unique opportunity to watch the sunset in Pripyat, tell the city at night, visit the remote corners of both Pripyat and the Exclusion Zone, visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant from the inside, the Yanov railway station, the secret town of Chernobyl-2, on the territory of which radars were placed to track the launch of missiles from the USA during the Cold War, to study the Jupiter Plant, which, according to rumors, manufactured military equipment, to hear the exciting stories of our guides - just sign up for any date in the tour calendar, or call usJ. We recommend using our services, namely renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. Only for our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip.