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Water level of Zaporizhzhia NPP cooling pond is stable – Energoatom

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 12:14

As of the morning of 12 July, the water level in the cooling pond of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) remains stable, despite the Russians’ blowing up of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Source: press service of State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom

"As of 08:00 (Kyiv time) on 12 July, the water level in the cooling pond of Zaporizhzhia NPP is unchanged. Now it is at 16.47 metres," the report says. 


The water level in the thermal power station channel, from where the Zaporizhzhia NPP pond is fed if necessary, remains at the level of 11.08 metres. 

Energoatom added that recently the water level in the canal has not fallen significantly, and its indicators no longer depend on the Kakhovka reservoir.

Zaporizhzhia NPP power units have not been operating since September 2022, so there has been no active water evaporation from the cooling pond.

For reference:

The insurance contract concluded by Energoatom for damage caused by a possible nuclear incident at Ukrainian nuclear power plants provides deferred conditions for the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP, as the Ukrainian operator does not control it.

Earlier, the Energoatom signed an insurance contract with Private Joint Stock Company Persha (First) Insurance Company at the end of June for more than UAH5 billion [about US$133.8 million – ed.] for damage caused by a nuclear incident at all four nuclear power plants in Ukraine, but the insurance coverage will take effect only after the liberation of Zaporizhzhia NPP from Russians.

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