Ukrainian Specialists Prevented the Accident at the ZNPP in Energodar

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, October 14, 2022
Ukrainian Specialists Prevented the Accident at the ZNPP in Energodar

Ukrainian experts have resumed operation of the high-voltage communication line of 750 kV Zaporizhzhia NPP–Dniprovska

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe was shut down due to another shelling by the Russian army. On 12 October, the power station lost the 750 kWh NPP–Dneprovska connection to the facility, which was operated exclusively on generators. As you know, the emergency system at the station can only work for 3 days. Alternatively, the generator can overheat and disconnect for cooling. This is dangerous for a facility that handles uranium and plutonium. Ukrainian specialists tried to solve this situation and resume the electricity supply line.

"Ukrainian experts have found a technical solution to restore the communication line, and the power supply of the station's own needs is again carried out from the power system of Ukraine. Thanks to Ukrainian nuclear power plants' courage and professionalism, the events have again been avoided. However, the Russian military continues to shoot the largest nuclear power plant and associated energy infrastructure in Europe, again and again bringing the world closer to the nuclear and radiation catastrophe," the Ukrainian electricity generating company Energoatom reported.

The head of the IAEA also confirmed that the threat of radiation catastrophe is over. But he once again stressed that the situation is unstable and needs to be addressed. Grossi also confirmed that the Russian troops are firing on a nuclear facility.

"I was told by our team on the spot that the external power supply of Zaporizhzhia NPP was restored. The ZNPP operator said that today's morning break was caused by shooting at the far-end substation, which shows how unreliable the situation is," Rafael Grossi on Twitter.

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