2.2 C
New York
Sunday, November 20, 2022

Buy now

Last reactor at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant stopped – Brospar Daily News

Video above: Kyiv-based Blinken unveils $2 billion in US military aid A week ago, the six-reactor Zaporozhye nuclear power plant lost external power after all of its power lines were disconnected due to bombings. It operated in “island mode” for several days, generating power for critical cooling systems from its only remaining operating reactor. Nuclear operator Energoatom said one of the power lines was “returned to operational capacity” on Saturday evening, allowing it to operate plant security and other systems using Ukraine’s electricity system. “As a result, it has been decided to shut down Unit 6 and transfer it to the safest state – a cold shutdown,” the company said in a statement. Energoatom said the risk of another external power cut remains high, in which case the plant would have to start emergency diesel generators to keep the reactor cool and avoid a nuclear meltdown. The company chief told The Associated Press on Thursday that the plant only had 10 days of diesel fuel. The plant is one of the 10 largest nuclear power plants in the world and has been occupied by Russian troops since the start of the war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of bombing factories and damaging power lines connected to the grid. Energoatom reiterated its call for Russian troops to leave the Zaporozhye plant and allow a “demilitarized zone” around it. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog which has two experts at the plant, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that external power to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant had been restored. The switchyard of the nearby thermal power station – the ZNPP operator shut down its last operating reactor this morning, which supplied the power station with the electricity it needed after it was disconnected from the grid last week,” said the IAEA in a statement. e-mail statement: “This morning, IAEA staff at the ZNPP were briefed on these new developments, which Ukraine also confirmed. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has called for a safety zone around nuclear power plants to avert disaster. ___ Jon Gambrell and Hanna Ahrirova contributed to this report.

Video above: Kyiv-based Blinken announces $2 billion in US military aid

Europe’s largest nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the Ukrainian grid, allowing engineers to shut down its last operating reactor to avert a radioactive disaster as fighting rages in the region.

A week ago, the six-nuclear nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye lost its external power supply after all its power lines were disconnected due to shelling. It operated in “island mode” for several days, generating power for critical cooling systems from its only remaining operating reactor.

Nuclear operator Energoatom said one of the transmission lines was restored to “operational capacity” on Saturday evening, allowing it to use electricity from Ukraine’s power system to run the plant’s safety systems and other systems.

“As a result, it has been decided to shut down Unit 6 and transfer it to the safest state – a cold shutdown,” the company said in a statement.

Energoatom said the risk of another external power cut remains high, in which case the plant would have to start emergency diesel generators to keep the reactor cool and avoid a nuclear meltdown. The company chief told The Associated Press on Thursday that the plant only had 10 days of diesel fuel.

The plant is one of the 10 largest nuclear power plants in the world and has been occupied by Russian troops since the start of the war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of bombing the plant, which damaged the power lines connecting it to the grid.

Energoatom reiterated its call for Russian troops to leave the Zaporozhye plant and allow the establishment of a “demilitarized zone” around it.

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that external power had been restored to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

“After the power lines connecting ZNPP to the switchyard of a nearby thermal power station were restored yesterday, ZNPP’s operator this morning shut down its last operating reactor, which had been providing the power station with the necessary disconnection from the grid since last week. .electricity supply,” the IAEA said in an emailed statement. “This morning, IAEA personnel at the ZNPP were briefed on these new developments, and Ukraine has confirmed this. “

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called for a safety zone around nuclear power plants to avert disaster.

___

Jon Gambrell and Hanna Ahrirova contributed to this report.

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles