At the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which was occupied by Russian troops, a reactor that had been shut down after being bombed was reconnected to the grid again. The operator of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Enerhoatom announced on Telegram today that the fifth block has been returned to full capacity. An emergency shutdown had begun the day before due to mortar fire.
There is still a group of five experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency at the nuclear power plant to assess the security situation. Russian forces captured the nuclear power plant in early March, shortly after the Russian invasion began.
Moscow sees IAEA inspection “extremely positive”
Meanwhile, the Kremlin described the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) inspection of the nuclear power plant as “extremely positive.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised today that “despite the difficulties and problems, the delegation arrived and began its work.”
It is still “too early” to make an assessment, Pesco said, but the most important thing is that the job is done. Zaporizhia is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Located in southern Ukraine, it has been occupied by Russian forces since March.
With six reactors and a net output of 5,700 MW, it is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The increased bombing in the past few days has heightened international fears of a nuclear catastrophe.
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