The survey of the site for the construction of new power units for a nuclear power plant in the Smolensk region was completed
The construction project is included in the General Scheme for locating electric power facilities until 2035, approved by the Government of the Russian Federation. SNPP-2 will be equipped with a new type of reactor – VVER-TOI, similar to the one being built at Kursk NPP-2.
According to the State Concern Rosenergoatom, the launch of the first power unit of SNPP-2 is scheduled for the period up to 2030, the amount of expected investments is about 300 billion rubles. For the construction of the facility, a site was chosen near the village of Pyatidvorka in the territory of the Roslavl district of the Smolensk region, six kilometers from the operating power units of the nuclear power plant.
During the Great Patriotic War, the territory of the Smolensk region for more than three years remained the site of bloody battles with the army of Nazi Germany. During the retreat, the Germans mined not only roads and other infrastructure, but also fields, forests, wells, household items. In some areas, the density of mining reached 7 thousand mines per 1 square kilometer.
Even after 75 years, search parties and builders annually find here unexploded aerial bombs, mortar, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, artillery shells, grenades and improvised explosive devices left over from the war.
* Photo of minefields and fortifications during World War II on the territory of Smolensk region
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