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The world’s first nuclear power plant was commissioned on June 27, 1954 in Obninsk.
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The world’s first nuclear power plant was commissioned on June 27, 1954 in Obninsk. The Obninsk nuclear power plant featured one 5 mWt AM-1 (Atom Mirny or Peaceful Atom) reactor to generate electricity and facilitate experimental nuclear research.

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The world’s first nuclear power plant was commissioned on June 27, 1954 in Obninsk. The Obninsk nuclear power plant featured one 5 mWt AM-1 (Atom Mirny or Peaceful Atom) reactor to generate electricity and facilitate experimental nuclear research.

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The Obninsk nuclear power plant became the first NPP to be decommissioned in Russia. After operating without a hitch for 48 years, the reactor was shut down on April 29, 2002.

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The Obninsk nuclear power plant became the first NPP to be decommissioned in Russia. After operating without a hitch for 48 years, the reactor was shut down on April 29, 2002.

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Bykov / Go to the mediabank

A reactor-crane console at the Obninsk nuclear power plant. Background: An AM-1 (Atom Mirny or Peaceful Atom) reactor.

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A reactor-crane console at the Obninsk nuclear power plant. Background: An AM-1 (Atom Mirny or Peaceful Atom) reactor.

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Bykov / Go to the mediabank

Model of fuel-assembly tube of fast neutron reactor on display at the world’s first nuclear power plant in Obninsk, now a nuclear power industry museum

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Model of fuel-assembly tube of fast neutron reactor on display at the world’s first nuclear power plant in Obninsk, now a nuclear power industry museum

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Bykov / Go to the mediabank

The reactor room and the AM-1 reactor of the Obninsk nuclear power plant.

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The reactor room and the AM-1 reactor of the Obninsk nuclear power plant.

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The central control room of the world’s first NPP in Obninsk. The red button was used to shut down the reactor in an emergency.

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The central control room of the world’s first NPP in Obninsk. The red button was used to shut down the reactor in an emergency.

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Bykov / Go to the mediabank

The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002.

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The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002.

© RIA Novosti . Pavel Bykov / Go to the mediabank

The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002.

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The central control room of the world’s first nuclear power plant, Obninsk, which was decommissioned in 2002.

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