Inside Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant 2011, Part II: Deaerator Corridor and Unit 1 Control Room » P1020044

Continuing our long walk in the deaerator building. Take note of the use of wooden doors and doorframes. Have you ever seen a Western nuclear power plant built with WOOD? (Not me.) More broadly, the construction standards here are astonishing: subsiding concrete floors, uneven walls, ill-fitting expansion joints…industrial construction more familiar in a paper mill or a steel plant than a monstrous 4GWe nuclear station.

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