Obninsk Nuclear Power PlantScale model
Designer: Nikolay Dollezhal
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World’s first nuclear power station. It was equipped with a carbon uranium channel-type reactor with a water coolant. It had electrical power of 5 MW. The concept of the station’s core was suggested by I. V. Kurchatov together with Professor S. M. Feinberg, chief designer – academician N. A. Dollezhal. The station has been launched 06.26.1954 in Obninskoe village of Kaluga region. Besides power production, the reactor of the station was the base for experimental studies and isotopes production for medicine.