About Kakhovka Dam:
- It is located on the Dnieper or Dnipro River in southern Ukraine which was built as part of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
- The reservoir also supplies water to the Crimean peninsula and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
- Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is Europe’s largest and gets its cooling water from the reservoir which is located on the southern side, now under Russian control.
- It holds water a volume about equal to the Great Salt Lake in the U.S.
Key facts about the Dnieper
- It is the fourth longest river in Europe.
- It runs a total length of 1,368 miles extending from the uplands of Russia’s Valdai Hills.
- It flows in a southerly direction through western Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea.
Q1) What is nuclear plant?
A nuclear plant, also known as a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor, is a facility that generates electricity through the process of nuclear fission. It utilizes the controlled splitting of atomic nuclei to produce heat, which is then converted into electrical energy.