The two reactor vessels of the OK900A type were lifted out of «Sibir» at Nerpa shipyard on Russia’s Barents Sea coast. The operation came after long-time planning where radiation safety measures were thoroughly evaluated. Even the operator of the crane lifting out the reactors was protected with extra sealing to avoid possible exceeding allowed limits of radiation doses, the shipyard informs. Unloading the reactors took three hours. Now, special protective caissons for the reactors will be sealed off. When completed, the caissons will be transported to Saida bay, where Russia has its central onshore long-term storage facility for reactor compartments.
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