Alarm after Ukraine nuclear plant cuts power, runs on backup line
The global atomic energy watchdog on Saturday said Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been disconnected from the last remaining mains power line to the grid and is now relying on a reserve line.
“Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has once again lost its connection to the country’s last remaining main external power line, but it is continuing to supply electricity to the grid via the main line. reserve wire,” said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). at the site today,” the agency said in a statement.
Less than 48 hours after Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi on Thursday established the presence of the IAEA Support and Support Mission to ZaporizhzhIa (ISAMZ) at the facility in southern Ukraine, Agency experts was informed by senior Ukrainian personnel that the fourth operation of the ZNPP 750 Kilovolt (kV) power line was down. Three others were lost earlier in the conflict,” it added.
Alarm has been raised in recent weeks due to shelling attacks on the site of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia.
Ukraine on Friday said it had bombed a Russian base in the nearby town of Energodar, destroying three artillery systems as well as an ammunition depot.
Russia’s special envoy to Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said six IAEA inspectors would stay for a few days and two more would stay there “on a permanent basis”.
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