The power units No. 2 and No. 3 Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar. Archive photo
IAEA mission will arrive at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in the coming days, said Thursday the Agency’s Director General, Rafael Grossi.”Almost every day there is a new incident on or near Zaporizhzhya NPP. We can’t lose any more time. I intend to personally lead the IAEA mission, which will arrive at the station in the coming days to help stabilize the situation in the field of nuclear safety and security,” said Grossi.
Ukraine has informed the IAEA that on Thursday, the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant temporarily lost the connection to the last valid external power line 750 kV, resulting in the two working reactor unit has been disconnected from the mains.
As noted by the IAEA, ZNPP still connected to the 330 kV line running from the nearby power plant, which can provide a backup power supply. All 6 units are still disconnected from the network.
Zaporizhzhya is located on the left Bank of the Dnieper near the Enerhodar. It is the largest by number of units and installed capacity of nuclear power plants in Europe. Since March she is under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed the propriety of taking the Russian military under the protection of the plant from the point of view of preventing leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continue to regularly fire Energodar, surrounding villages and adjacent to the city the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.Could be catastrophic: the situation at the Zaporizhzhya NPP