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2008-09-01 21:00:30

SARATOV. Sept 1 (Interfax) - The second unit of the Balakovo nuclear power plant (NNP) in Russia's Saratov region has been disconnected for electro-technical repairs. Planned repairs of the unit ended last week. "The second unit of the Balakovo NPP was disconnected from the power network at 5:45 a.m. Moscow time on August 31 for repairing electro-technical systems. The first, third and fourth units are operating regularly," the power plant said. Radiation is normal. The unit will be back...

2008-08-29 21:00:25

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - Generating Unit No. 2 of the Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant has been reconnected into Russia's electricity grid after routine safety maintenance, Russia's nuclear power plants operator, Rosenergoatom, said in a press release. All of the plant's four generating units are currently in operation. Radiation at the plant and around it is said to be under the natural level. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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