Block 5th of the Zaporizhzhia NPP Was Shut Down Due to Russian Mortar Shelling

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Block 5th of the Zaporizhzhia NPP Was Shut Down Due to Russian Mortar Shelling

On August 31, the 5th power unit was disconnected, and the emergency power supply system for ZNPP's own needs was damaged. Energodar is completely de-energized

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, under Russian occupation, has been turned into a Russian military base. The Russians regularly fire upon the station itself at the plant. As a result of recent mortar shelling, today, September 1, power unit 5 of the ZNPP was shut down in an emergency.

"Today, September 1, 2022, at 4:57 a.m., due to another mortar shelling by the Russian occupying forces at the site of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, the emergency protection was activated, and the operating 5th power unit was shut down," reports Energoatom.

The Russians also damaged the 330 kV ZNPP power supply line, which supports the plant's own needs in the event of an emergency protection trip and shutdown of one or all power units.

"This is the second time in the last 10 days that the criminal actions of the rioters have led to the shutdown of the unit and the de-energization of the station," Energoatom.

We remind you that on August 26, for the first time in the entire history of the station, the emergency protection worked, and the station shut down.

Power unit 2 lost power, resulting in the diesel generators automatically starting. Power unit 6 is still operating in the Ukrainian power system and supplies the needs of the Zaporizhzhia station. The occupiers disconnected power units 1-3 from the Ukrainian power system and connected them to the Russian Rosatom.

The satellite city of Energodar has been entirely de-energized. The IAEA team is already in Zaporizhzhia, but due to the armed provocations of the occupiers, the team's arrival at the occupied ZNPP is currently impossible.

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