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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Uh-oh . . . How far from another meltdown is Russia?

Despite being a so-called "energy superpower," Russia continually faces nationwide brownouts and blackouts of electricty. Is demand outstripping supply, forcing nuclear stations to work overtime and risking another Chernobyl-like meltdown? RIA Novosti reports:

The second generating unit of the Leningradskaya nuclear power plant near Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg was shut down Saturday by an emergency protection system due to heavy winds, a Rosenergoatom spokesman said. "An emergency situation was caused by a storm which hit the region," the spokesman for the state-run nuclear power generating monopoly said. He said emergency shutdown of the unit's turbo generator No.3 took place at 6.58 Moscow time (2.58 a.m. GMT) after a 350-KV high-voltage cable short circuit. The turbine No.4 was shut at 7.15 Moscow time (3.15 a.m. GMT). Background radiation at the plant and surrounding areas does not exceed the permitted level, he said.

6 comments:

17 ugly raccoons said...

Russia continually faces nationwide brownouts and blackouts of electricty.

'Regular' and 'nationwide'? Care to prove or it is just another of your slander?

Is demand outstripping supply, forcing nuclear stations to work overtime and risking another Chernobyl-like meltdown?

Just for your education (you need it badly) - Chernobyl meltdown wasn't caused by 'work overtime'. On contrary, they experimented with small energy output regime.

La Russophobe said...

UGLY:

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/10/B08D5ECB-3D0E-48F0-85CC-CD5636287B43.html

You are SUCH a classic Russian MORON. Instead of coming forth with YOUR OWN evidence that my statement is incorrect, you challenge me to prove it. Didn't it ever occur to you how utterly hypocritical and STUPID this makes you look? Russians live in such incredible isolation, just like the Emperor and his new clothes, totally unable to perceive the impression they make on the outside world.

Read the link and then I demand an apology.

17 ugly raccoons said...

Where on the link you given they say Russia continually faces nationwide brownouts and blackouts of electricty?

Where on the link you given they say anything about reasons of Chernobyl meltdown?

Nowhere. You invented these points by yourself - it is lie or hallucinations, take yor pick.

You are liar or just sick in the head.

La Russophobe said...

UGLY: You're such a mental dwarf. I never said the reason for Chernobyl was lack of electricty and overuse. I said that there could be another Chernobyl, that's all. But now that you've mentioned it, it's quite possible that Chernobyl had a meltdown because it was pushed beyond its limits due to Soviet inability to supply electricty to the country.

Russians regularly lose hot water during the summer because of the inability to supply energy to heat the water, and the article clearly explains how there were massive problems witht he delivery of electricty last winter that are expected to get worse this winter, which logically means that existing resources, including nuclear power plants, will be taxed to their limits. If you can read I suggest you go back to kindergarten and start over again.

La Russophobe said...

UGLY: By the way, another indication of how utterly pathetic that thing between your ears is is that you think you know the cause of Chernobyl. It's simply psychotic for you to say such a thing, as if the Soviet government would release accurate information about it. It's "thinking" like that which has brought Russia to her knees.

17 ugly raccoons said...

Your own words: forcing nuclear stations to work overtime and risking another Chernobyl-like meltdown

Your own words: I never said the reason for Chernobyl was lack of electricty and overuse.

Chernobyl meltdown had a reason. You said that meltdown (not *any* meltdown, but *Chernobyl-like* vtltdown) might be a product of overuse. I concluded you supposed overuse is the case of Chernobyl meltdown. It's called 'logic', you dolt.

it's quite possible that Chernobyl had a meltdown because it was pushed beyond its limits due to Soviet inability to supply electricty to the country.

Go and ask any Ukrainian who lived there in 1986, how long was blackout linked to Chernobyl case. Correct answer: no one second. It means that your preposition is incorrect, as usual.

Russians regularly lose hot water during the summer because of the inability to supply energy to heat the water

Fool. Main reason of that is shedule of water pipes repair. Winter repair is quite difficult thing, if you not knew, we have quite frosty winters.

article clearly explains how there were massive problems witht he delivery of electricty last winter that are expected to get worse this winter

Yes, yes, in your idiocy you are not alone. Chubais (infamous Yeltsin's cronie, most hated person in Russia) just asking Putin for state's money, because Chubais is cr@ppy manager and obvious thief, so he can't run EES. Now, he is trying to scare and use media. You really don't know much about Russian politics, do you? May be you should write about football?

It's simply psychotic for you to say such a thing, as if the Soviet government would release accurate information about it.

You know, I made some search on you in Russian blogosphere. Well, they ALL considers you an idiot, regardless of their political points of view. I agreed with that, of course, and now you gave me another reason for that.

Soviet governement didn't declassify information about Chernobyl. But after collapse of USSR, when Chernobyl got away to jurisdiction of Ukraina, all relevant reports were declassified, because else it was impossible to maintain Chernobyl sarcophagus with international help.

So it is you are psychotic, not I. Try to save the world less often.