Big explosion made at Kambar-Ata-2 HES.
The big explosion was made today at the Kambar-Ata-2 hydroelectric
station construction site necessary to shift the significant scope of
rocks to make a dam.According to preliminary estimations, 3.8 million
cubic meters of rocks were shifted to the valley as a result of the
explosion. The height of the created dam will be 60 meters in height.
Additional 10 meters will be erected from concrete.Organization and
preparation for explosion was carried out by Russia\'s Corporation
Soyuzhydrospetstroi.2.8 thousand tons of the explosive Granulit-RP was
used. The explosive had 0.9 TNT equivalent, i.e. the power of explosion
was 2.5 kilotons of TNT. The seismicity of the explosion was to reach 9
scores in the epicenter. No information was received about the strength
of tremors yet. The Director of the Seismology Institute and member of
the staff for explosion at Kambar-Ata-2 hydroelectric station, Kanatbek
Abdrakhmatov, said the big explosion will not provoke the seismic
activity, its impact will be limited to several kilometers.In the
village of Kara-Jigach, the closest settlement 4.5 km away from the
explosion site, the earth tremors will be felt 3-4 scores. Around 2,500
people living in the village will be evacuated prior to the explosion.
No tremors will be near the Toktogul dam area.President Kurmanbek Bakiev
and Prime Minister Daniar Usenov watched after final preparations for
the explosion and the explosion itself via teleconference bridge
organized by the National Broadcasting Company NTRK.
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