18.02.2011  Public Information Centre of Rostov NPP

In the Museum of Tsimlyansk Natural History a photo exhibition devoted to Rostov NPP has been open

On January 16, 2011, a presentation of Rostov NPP: From the First Stone to the Second Power Unit photo exhibition took place in the Museum of Tsimlyansk Natural History. The archival pictures devoted to the history of the nuclear plant construction, and the photo works, performed by the specialists of Rostov NPP Public Information Centre, were presented at the exhibition. 

The representatives of the city and district government, the nuclear plant, clergy and the veterans of the nuclear branch attended the opening ceremony. 

Alexander Shaferov, Head of Rostov NPP Public Information Centre, while greeting the Tsimlyansk citizens, noted: ТThe whole history of Rostov nuclear plant construction and nuclear energy renaissance is reflected in this photochronicles. The exhibition is an educational and interesting one, and we would like as many Tsimlyansk district inhabitants, as it is possible, to know about the enterprise history and its present as wellУ. 

ТHaving visited the photo exhibition, our citizens will learn and see much new and interesting about the stages of t Volgodonsk nuclear plant development, and will be able to estimate Rostov NPP repute and significanceУ, Р Vladimir Saponov, Head of Tsimlyansk district, noted. 

Vitaly Polyakov, Head of Tsimlyansk settlement, and the representatives of the library system and educational establishments, attending the presentation, also noted the importance of the photo exhibition educational aspect. 

And the Museum of Natural History Administration ensured the gathered people that for those who were eager to get acquainted with the photo works devoted to Rostov NPP history, the doors of the museum were always open. The exhibition will last till the end of March. 

Rostov NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom Concern OJSC. The nuclear power plant is located on the bank of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir 13.5 km far from Volgodonsk city. The nuclear plant operates 2 power units operating VVER-1000-type pressurized water reactor with installed capacity of 1,000 MW. The commercial start-up of power unit No 1 was performed in 2001, power unit No2 Р in December, 2010. 

Detailed and timely information about the radiation environment near Russian NPPs and other objects of the nuclear industry is available in the site www.russianatom.ru.

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