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Ukraine nuclear plant out of power after Russia attack: operator – Usky News

Kyiv, Ukraine: Ukraine Zapsorizia A nuclear power plant is left without power supply after the following russian strike and running on diesel generators, Ukrainian nuclear power the operator said on Thursday.
The disruption came during a fresh wave of Russian attacks across Ukraine, which have killed at least nine people and caused power outages across the country.
“The last power line between the occupation Zaporizhia NPP And the Ukrainian power system was cut off as a result of the rocket attacks,” Energoatom Said.
The operator said it was the sixth time the facility had been disconnected from the power grid since the Russian military took over the plant last year.
Energoatom said the plant is being powered by diesel generators, which can meet the facility’s energy needs for 10 days.
“The countdown has begun. If it is impossible to renew the station’s external power supply during this time, an accident with radiation consequences for the whole world could occur,” Energoatom said.
Russian officials controlling the plant said the diesel generators had been turned on after a “short-circuit” on power lines, without providing details.
“There are sufficient fuel reserves to ensure the operation of the generators,” he said in a statement.
Troops from Moscow occupied the plant on March 4, 2022, just days after invading Ukraine.
Moscow and Kiev have accused each other of shelling around Zaporizhia, the largest nuclear facility in Europe.
The UN nuclear agency IAEA posted observers to the plant in September and is seeking to negotiate a demilitarized zone near the facility, but talks appear to have stalled.


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