What is the ChNPP cooling towers ?
Cooling towers are a quite typical structure and are usually used in thermal power plants and nuclear power plants to cool a huge amount of water with a directed flow of atmospheric air.
The unfinished cooling towers were intended for cooling the nuclear reactors of the third stage of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. If the 5th and 6th reactor of the ChNPP were launched, then the capacity of the cooling pond would not be sufficient. For the new reactors of the ChNPP to function, it was necessary to build two cooling towers.
How does the cooling towers work?
Inside the tower hot water is sprayed like in a normal shower, some of it evaporates, which provides the required cooling. Hot water is fed up, then sprayed and descends, thus cooling down.
The diameter of the tower is 120 meters, its height is about 150 meters. The structure of the structure has an interesting aerodynamics – when you go inside the tower and talk or scream – the sound repeats in the structure several times. The walls themselves are crudely made, formed of large blocks, they clearly undulate as they stack skywards.
The earth inside the cooling tower is covered with radioactive moss
Radiation background in the cooling tower is high and is dangerous
We measure the radiation inside the cooling tower, the radiation is 10 times more normal
Near the tower are abandoned frozen cameras from the apartments of Pripyat