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Water level in Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant cooling pond is stable

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 08:46
Water level in Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant cooling pond is stable
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Energoatom reports that the water level in the pond which is used to cool the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) no longer depends on the Kakhovka reservoir and is stable.

Source: Energoatom, a Ukrainian state-run company responsible for the operation of all the country’s nuclear power plants, on Telegram

Details: According to the company, despite the Russian occupiers blowing up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, the situation remains stable and controlled.


As of 08:00 on 5 July, the water level in Zaporizhzhia NPP’s cooling pond remains unchanged at 16.56 metres.

The water level in the TPP canal, from where the ZNPP pond is filled if necessary, is at 11.15 metres. Recently, the water level in the channel has not dropped significantly, and its indicators no longer depend on the Kakhovka reservoir.

Energoatom recalls that the ZNPP’s power units have not been operating since September 2022, so since then there has been no active evaporation of water from the cooling pond.

Neither Energoatom nor the head of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration reported emergencies at ZNPP as of 08:44, although on 4 July the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Russians had placed explosive-like objects on the roofs of two power units of the station and could resort to provocation.

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