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Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Dam Failure Videos for Engineers
of the catastrophic Russian hydroelectric power plant failure last August made just a brief appearance. On August
17, 2009, the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam on the Yenisei River suffered a breech that flooded the turbine room,
causing at least 1 transformer explosion (see video) and extensive damage to all 10 turbines, destroying at least 3
of them. 74 workers are known to have died in the accident. 40 tons of transformer oil were spilled into the
river. These pictures show the incredible magnitude of damage, and the seemingly insurmountable work that will be
needed to clean up and restore the plant to operation.
This archive links to the many video and audio files
been featured on RF Cafe.