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Chernobyl Unit 2, November 2016 (Part 2) » dscf5425_v1

Operational reactivity reserve (OZR) chart recorder in the Unit 2 control room at Chernobyl.

Operational reactivity reserve (OZR) chart recorder in the Unit 2 control room at Chernobyl. Handwritten note on the paper indicates its decommissioning in October of 1991, following the fire that ended Unit 2’s service life. The OZR quantity–essentially the number of full-worth control rods remaining in the reactor core–has great safety significance in RBMK reactors, and the inclusion of displays of this quantity for the operators in the control room was one of the improvements adopted after the Unit 4 accident in 1986.

Operational reactivity reserve (OZR) chart recorder in the Unit 2 control room at Chernobyl.


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