Leningrad reactor ready for restart

Reactor no. 3 at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant will be restarted in mid-August, after a major renovation. The reactor was shut down in 1995, and the repair work has included inspection of more than 1200 welded pipe joints and 200 channel replacements. Leningrad NPP has four reactors of RBMK-1000 type and has recived substantial funding from western contries for repair and up-grading.

Thomas Nilsen