On this day: The Day of Nuclear Industry Workers

The Balakovo nuclear power plant.

The Balakovo nuclear power plant.

Global Look Press
This is a professional holiday for all people who develop nuclear energy in Russia.

On Sept. 28, the workers of Russia’s nuclear industry celebrate their own professional holiday. This date was not chosen by coincidence: On this day in 1942, the State Defense Committee of the Soviet Union issued an order “On the organization of works on uranium.” It approved the establishment of a special laboratory researching an atomic nucleus as part of the Academy of Sciences. Thus, this date is considered the birthday of Russia’s nuclear energy industry.

Today, in Russia there are 10 NPPs that produce 18.7 percent of the country’s energy. A floating nuclear power station should be ready in 2019.

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