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The Leningrad nuclear power plant (LNPP) reports a broken exterior pipe. Radioactive steam may be leaking into the atmosphere.
Vapours could reach between Estonia and Finland
St. Petersburg Hydrometeorological Center representatives confirmed that the accident in the city and county east wind blew. This means that the potential radiation contaminated vapors wind could bring to the Estonian and Finnish side. Estonian officials say that of natural background radiation, including areas along the border with Russia, does not exceed the permitted levels. The same claims and responsible Finnish authorities. "If anything will change, automatic monitoring system will record the changes" - published by Fontanka.fi.
According to specialists, the release was radioactive, because the waste steam entered the so-called loop reactor coolant.
"The accident occurred at the second power unit when a pipe with steam cracked in turbine hall yesterday.
Well I'm not uptight
Turn me on tonight
'Cause I'm radioactive Radioactive
ST. PETERSBURG – Seaweed caused almost three days’ downtime at Unit 3 of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP), on the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg, after a storm blew bay bottom sediments into the plant’s water intake structures, clogging the intakes that supply water to the unit’s cooling system. The blockage had to be manually removed before the reactor could resume operation.
A scram caused… by seaweed
The accompanying photo was taken of the Leningrad unit-2 plant today (December 20, 2015), showing that radioactive steam is still being emitted in bulk to the atmosphere. Officials at the facility did say they don't "think" the situation will develop into another Chernobyl. That does not sound particularly reassuring to me, but so far so good.