Soviet Power Grid Post-Chernobyl

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Did the Chernobyl Disaster have any major effects on the Soviet power grid as a direct result of the accident or due the retrofit and cancellation of RBMK reactors?
 

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Since it was the Soviet Union, who is to say what all it was powering. It looks like they kept some of the other reactors running for several years afterward. https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/chernobyl-bg.html
There was a long-range early warning missile detection RADAR called Duga, which was probably powered by it. It apparently went offline around 1989 (about 3 years after the reactor accident).
 
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They didn't even shut down chernobyl
 
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They didn't even shut down chernobyl
Not sure what you're saying. There were four reactors at Chernobyl.
No. 1 - shut down in Nov. '96
No, 2 - shut down in Oct. '91
No. 3 - shut down in Dec. 2000
No. 4 - failed in Apr. '86, causing a huge leak of radioactive material.
The dates above are from the wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_Nuclear_Power_Plant
 
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