“Today, on September 11, 2022, at night, at 3.41 am, Unit VI of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant has been disconnected from the power grid. Preparations are being made to cool it down and bring it back to a cold state” – the following release.
The company that operates Ukrainian nuclear power plants indicated this In recent days, Unit 6 has produced power only for the purposes of the power plant. It was the last block in operation at the power plant. As it was added, all the lines connecting the facility to the Ukrainian electricity grid were damaged by the Russian bombing.
On Saturday evening, after the restoration of one of these lines, it became possible for the power plant to obtain energy for its own needs from the Ukrainian grid. “Therefore, a decision was made to shut down the sixth power unit and move it to the safest state – Cold shutdown” – underlined.
Enerhoatom also added, in the event of frequent breakdowns of the lines connecting the power plant to the Ukrainian power grid – which are estimated to be high risk – the station will use diesel generators. The company said it was taking steps to deliver additional fuel to the facility.
“In order to prevent an emergency situation at the power plant, it is necessary to stop the racist (Russian) bombing of the lines connecting the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant to the (Ukrainian) grid and to create a demilitarized zone around (the object). ” – it was written. “In a later time, the power lines can be repaired, it will be possible to ensure the inclusion and continuous safe operation of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant” – he concluded.
Zaporizhia nuclear power plant It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24 The assailant seized the facility in early March.
About 500 Russian soldiers are stationed at the site of the power plant. In August, the forces of the invaders fired at the gymnasium several times, causing the risk of releasing radioactive materials. Moscow has long accused Kyiv of these incidents.
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