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State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate bans operation of four power units of ZNPP

Saturday, 11 February 2023, 11:49

Ukraine's State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate has banned the operation of Power Units 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Zaporizhzhia NPP due to the inability to eliminate the identified violations of nuclear and radiation safety requirements.

Press service of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine reports this.

"The industrial site of the Zaporizhzhia NPP is subject to periodic shooting; overhead communication lines with the energy system of Ukraine were damaged," State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate reports.

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The regulator also notes that the production facilities of the ZNPP, the information and crisis centre, cannot be used for their intended purpose due to the location of the Russian military there; because of the occupation, the operating Organisation of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate does not have proper opportunities for the supply of inventory to the Zaporizhia NPP.

"At the industrial site, the Russians are illegally building unknown structures (on the territory of the dry storage of spent nuclear fuel and near the reserve diesel power plant of Unit No. 6), which is a violation of the design documentation of the ZNPP," the inspectorate reports.

It is added that the restrictions will remain in effect until the identified violations are eliminated.

Note: In temporarily occupied Enerhodar, cases of abductions of the ZNNP employees who do not agree to sign contracts with a fake company created by Rosatom, Russia's state regulator of nuclear power plants, became more frequent.

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