Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

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Dogs and nuclear reactor in Rež

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2020-11-13
Recorded: 2020-11-08
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: rez.mp3

When you travel by train down the Vltava to Kralupy, on the opposite bank you pass the mysterious complex of the Řež Nuclear Research Institute. You can get there on a footbridge. It's kind of like closed secret cities in Russia, but you can walk around it normally. Initially, basic research in nuclear physics, radiochemistry and nuclear energy took place here, they produced radioisotopes here and educated and produced nuclear scientists. The first experimental reactor VVR-S was launched in 1957 and it is not clear whether it still works today. At present, the Institute assists nuclear power plant operators in the Czech Republic and abroad, and is in charge of strategic energy management and nuclear waste management for the Ministry of Industry and Trade. They also offer independent expertise for the State Office for Nuclear Safety, development of the use of ionizing radiation and irradiation services for basic and applied research, health and industry, research and services for radioactive waste disposal, radiopharmaceutical production, education and training of professionals and scientists and many others. activities. In addition, the Institute also operates in non-nuclear areas, such as conventional energy, the chemical industry and environmental protection. uff .. they are very diligent there .. it makes people scared ..The high chimney smokes nicely anyway, beyond the fence they heats something and it mysteriously hisses and hums - perhaps cooling the nuclear reactor? Local dogs have something to talk about.