30-years old reactor of Chernobyl type to be launched again at Leningrad NPP

The start of the reactor can happen on this date if all the planned preparation works are completed. The Headquarters on extension of 1st reactor lifetime made this decision despite the environmentalist’s warnings concerning the oldest Chernobyl type reactor at the Leningrad NPP. The reactor was shutdown in December 2003, due to the end of its operation lifetime. However the plant’s specialists are intending to keep it in operation 15 years more by getting a new operational license, reported Laes.ru.