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Nuclear Reactor in Kharkiv targeted again

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 19:10
Nuclear Reactor in Kharkiv targeted again

In Kharkiv, the "Djerelo Neutroniv" research nuclear reactor has once again come under Russian fire. 

Source: State Nuclear Regulation Inspection of Ukraine

Quote: "Based on information from the company currently using the reactor, on March 26.

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The area surrounding the "Djerelo Neutroniv"small-scale research nuclear reactor has once again been targeted by the Russians. Evaluation of the extent of the damage is currently not possible due to active combat in the area, which includes the territory of an active nuclear reactor."

Details: It is mentioned that "Djerelo Neutroniv", just like any other nuclear reactor, is not designed for use under war-time conditions. 

Damage caused by bombardment or shelling could result in great environmental harm, due to nuclear material polluting the surrounding areas. 

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Background:

On the night of the 10th of March, the occupiers fired on land close to Piatykhatky, where the Kharkiv institute of physics and technology main campus is located, thus endangering the university's research nuclear reactor "Djerelo Neutroniv"

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