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Everything to loess The Soviet Union, in the 1970s, chose to build a factory to manufacture large components for its nuclear power programme. The plant was located for political reasons in a region wi

Atommash, an abbreviation of 'atom machinery', was a factory opened in 1978 to manufacture large components for the Soviet nuclear power programme. The power reactors used in the USSR were essentially of two types: the RBMK (reactor, high-power, channel-type) and the VVER (water-water power reactor) designs.

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