Zaporizhia nuclear power plant: IAEA sounds alarm again
After a shell hit the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Thursday morning, it is now powered by emergency generators. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Croci, has reiterated the warning.
“Every time, we are playing with fire and if we allow this situation to continue, one day our fortunes will change”He made the announcement Thursday before the UN Board of Governors in Vienna “All must commit to protect security” of the site by creating a special section.
The head of the IAEA has been negotiating with Kyiv and Moscow for months to establish a safety zone around the site without success, calling on the international community to step in. “We must be committed to protecting the safety of the site, and we must commit to it now.”He said to himself “surprise” By current inactivity. “What are we doing to prevent” An accident at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant?, he asked.
The IAEA has a team of experts on the Zaporizhia plant, which is occupied by the Russian military and is under constant bombardment. The affected site was cut off from the electricity network, according to Russian missile strikes kyiv “About 5 in the morning.” November first and sixth for the first time since the start of the war, the agency notes.
Twenty emergency generators have been activated, allowing emergency reserves to operate for a maximum life of fifteen days. Electricity is necessary to run the pumps that ensure the circulation of water. To avoid a fusion accident and radioactive releases into the environment, it is necessary to continuously cool the fuel in the reactor cores and the fuel stored in the storage pools.
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