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Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant cut off from external power after Russian attacks

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 10:57
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant cut off from external power after Russian attacks


The power supply to Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant [ZNPP] has been cut off due to Russian attacks; the NPP is now, again, being powered by diesel generators. Russian collaborators later reported that power supply to Zaporizhzhya NPP had been restored.

Source: Energoatom [Ukraine’s state company that runs all nuclear power plants in this country] 


Quote: "On 12 October at 08:59, as the result of a Russian rocket attack, the Dniprovska substation in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast was damaged. The attack was followed by an emergency shutdown of the 750kW ZNPP-Dniprovska communication line.

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was completely powered down. Diesel generators were automatically turned on."

Details: Energoatom has reportedly prepared and sent another batch of diesel fuel to the ZNPP.  As of 10:00, the Russian side has not allowed the convoy of the company's vehicles to pass.

Energoatom noted that Russian attacks and damage to the energy infrastructure supporting the operation of nuclear power plants are the same manifestation of nuclear terrorism as direct attacks on the ZNPP. Such actions lead to the same consequences, namely the threat of a nuclear disaster.

Russian occupiers continue to neglect the nuclear and radiation security of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, threatening the world with a nuclear catastrophe. 

The member of the so-called "Main Council of the Administration" of the occupiers in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Vladimir Rogov, claimed that the power supply to Zaporizhzhia NPP has been restored: "Emergency power from diesel generators was used for less than an hour."

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