Stop the last reactor of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia

Zaporizhia cool down the last reactor that remained operational after being disconnected. The goal is to prevent a radioactive catastrophe if the nuclear power plant loses power due to bombing.

A week ago the plant ran out of its last external power source and continued to operate at a critically low capacity to maintain crucial reactor cooling.

After one of the power lines has been restored, the Ukrainian technicians who operate the plant, have taken the opportunity to shut down the last reactor and thus avoid a major disaster.

A risk that remains high because if the plant runs out of supply, emergency diesel generators only have fuel for 10 days according to the Ukrainian plant operator.

Energoatom announced that it was doing everything possible to organize the diesel fuel supply addition to the station.

The company reiterated in its statement on Sunday that in order to avoid an emergency situation at the plant, it is necessary to stop the Russian bombardment against high-voltage connections to the power grid and create a demilitarized zone around the plant.

This would allow the repair of high-voltage transmission lines to ensure restart and safer operation of the plant.

On Saturday, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskysaid that Ukraine was ready to supply more electricity to Poland to help it cope with rising energy prices.

However, he warned that the ability to do so depended on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe and responsible for more than a quarter of all electricity in the country.


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