48 Hours to Save the World

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
48 Hours to Save the World

Russian military deprived of the light of Chernobyl nuclear power plant

The Ukrainian exclusion zone, including the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, is under the control of Russian troops. To preserve safety, the site was allowed to leave specialists. However, 200 Ukrainian specialists work almost two weeks under stressful conditions and coordinate all actions with the occupiers. It was already a risk to the entire planet.

On March 8, the risks became even greater. 

IAEA has been informed that has lost its connection with security control systems. The IAEA director, Rafael Mariano Grossi, addressed the world in this regard.

"I am deeply concerned about the difficult and stressful situation faced by the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the potential risks it entails for nuclear safety," said Grossi.

As it turned out, because of the actions of the occupiers, the station was completely cut off from the light. As the Russians continue to fire in such dangerous conditions, repairs cannot begin. This threatens to release radioactive substances.

The Ukrainian government has decided to include backup power generators. They will be able to work for 48 hours. If the occupiers do not allow the power grid to be restored within that time, the cooling system in the vault will be shut down. There are about 20.000 stockpiles of spent nuclear fuel in the storage facility.

The Ukrainians also call for the resolution of a dangerous issue and the prohibition of military action on the territory of all nuclear power plants.

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