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== Later reactors ==
[[Image:BN-600 nuclear reactor.jpg|thumb|Cutaway model of the [[BN-600]] reactor]]
Beloyarsk NPS was the first to put [[graphite]]-[[Neutron moderator|moderated]] reactors into operation to produce [[electric power|electrical power]]. The single reactor now in operation is a [[BN-600 reactor|BN-600]] [[fast breeder reactor]], generating 600 [[Watt (unit)|MWe]]. It is the largest [[fast neutron reactor|fast neutron power reactor]] in service in the world. Three turbines are connected to the reactor. The BN-600 reactor core is {{convert|1.03|m|in}} tall and has a diameter of {{convert|2.05|m|in}}. It has 369 [[Nuclear fuel|fuel]] assemblies, each consisting of 127 fuel rods with an enrichment of 17–26% [[Uranium-235|U<sup>235</sup>]]. In comparison, typical enrichment in other Russian reactors is in the range of 3–4% U<sup>235</sup>. BN-600 reactors use liquid [[sodium]] as a coolant. As with most Russian nuclear power plants, the station lacks a [[containment building]].
[[Image:BN-800 construction.jpg|thumb|Construction of the BN-800 reactor]]