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Russia's largest hydroelectric plant: five years after the accident

August 17, 2014, 10:45 UTC+3
The dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered an industrial disaster on August 17, 2009
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On August 17, 2009, the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered a catastrophic industrial disaster, when the engine and turbine rooms were flooded, which caused an underwater explosion
On August 17, 2009, the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered a catastrophic industrial disaster, when the engine and turbine rooms were flooded, which caused an underwater explosion
On August 17, 2009, the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered a catastrophic industrial disaster, when the engine and turbine rooms were flooded, which caused an underwater explosion
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
The disaster killed 75 people and injured 13. About 50 tonnes of turbine oil got spilled into the Yenisei River
The disaster killed 75 people and injured 13. About 50 tonnes of turbine oil got spilled into the Yenisei River
The disaster killed 75 people and injured 13. About 50 tonnes of turbine oil got spilled into the Yenisei River
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
The damage was estimated at over $13 million
The damage was estimated at over $13 million
The damage was estimated at over $13 million
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
 Rescue works after the accident
 Rescue works after the accident
Rescue works after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
Destructions following an explosion at Russia’s largest HPP
Destructions following an explosion at Russia’s largest HPP
Destructions following an explosion at Russia’s largest HPP
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
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On August 17, 2009, the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered a catastrophic industrial disaster, when the engine and turbine rooms were flooded, which caused an underwater explosion
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
The disaster killed 75 people and injured 13. About 50 tonnes of turbine oil got spilled into the Yenisei River
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
The damage was estimated at over $13 million
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
Rescue works after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
Destructions following an explosion at Russia’s largest HPP
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Kolbasov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov
Russia’s largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant five years after the accident
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Savostyanov

Five years have passed since the catastrophic accident at Russia's largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro power plant (HPP). On August 17, 2009, the dam in Russia’s Siberia suffered an industrial disaster, when the engine and turbine rooms were flooded, which caused an underwater explosion. The disaster killed 75 people and injured 13. About 50 tonnes of turbine oil got spilled into the Yenisei River. The damage was estimated at over $13 million.

What the hydroelectric plant looks like five years after — in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.

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