Russian Invaders Mined Reactor Cooler of Zaporizhzhia NPP

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Russian Invaders Mined Reactor Cooler of Zaporizhzhia NPP

The Main directorate of intelligence of Ukraine reported the threat of another man-made disaster

In an interview with the Ukrainian telethon United news, the head of the MDI, Kyrylo Budanov, told reporters that today there is a concrete threat of a nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine. When the Russians occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and turned it into a military base, the plant was mined. Including the cooler of nuclear reactors. The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station exacerbated the situation since the Kakhovka reservoir cooled the reactors of the nuclear power plant.

Energoatom reports that the situation is under control, and the station has alternative cooling sources. However, the station is still occupied, and Putin's next hysteria could lead to disaster.

"First of all, the Zaporizhzhya NPP was, and is, under the temporary control of the occupying forces. And the truth is that by destroying the dam, they destroyed the normal water access to the coolers operating at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. But the second and most terrible thing is that during this time, the ZNPP was additionally mined. And the worst thing is that the cooler is mined," Kyrylo Budanov.

If the occupiers disrupt the functioning of the coolers, the IAEA is unlikely to help.

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