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Report - Video - The unfinished nuclear power plant Juragua in Cuba


navik

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Some time ago, i saw photos of the nuclear power plant in southern Cuba. But those were made from distance, some of them with the sign "Zona Militar" in front. Last month on a visit to Cuba i had the chance to visit the place. On the main road that leads to the reactor (and ends there), of course there was a military guard. So we walked, or better "crawled" a few hundred meters through the vegetation that led us directly to the main reactor. No fence, no guards, just primitive traps made of wire and stones to make noise.

The history:
In 1976 Cuba and the Soviet Union made a contract to build two 440MW nuclear reactors. The construction began in 1982. Most parts were imported from the Ussr. Juragua power plant has been almost finished when the iron curtain fell and there was no more money to finish the plant. Fidel Castro failed getting international money, mainly because Cuba had not signed the "Atomwaffensperrvertrag" yet (what is Atomwaffensperrvertrag in english...?).
The second power plant was planned at the Gibara river but construction never started. These two nuclear power plants were planned to produce 15% of the energy requirements of Cuba and would have made the country more independent from oil imports.
Today the area with its huge concret ruins and collapsed rusty cranes is used by vultures as breeding territory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SPLsKwhCzk
[video=youtube;2SPLsKwhCzk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SPLsKwhCzk[/video]
 

ACID- REFLUX

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Re: The unfinished nuclear power plant Juragua in Cuba

Now that"s impressive, very impressive:) :thumb

The only thing that would enhance it is some surreal music.....of some sort IMO

Maybe if you could add some stills to the post as well ? taken from the Video be very impactive as well.

Loving your extensive Youtube collection. Maybe you should add a separate link to it ?

Knowing the Cubans i"m sure a few $"s would have gained you a guided tour lol
 

htiawe

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Re: The unfinished nuclear power plant Juragua in Cuba

That vid is really ace, awesome report!
 

Oxygen Thief

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Re: The unfinished nuclear power plant Juragua in Cuba

That's good. Must be strange doing an explore in the presence of vultures.
 

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