The alarm raised by the IAEA director general, Grossi: “The Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia has lost all external energy for the second time in five days, is deeply worrying”. Energoatom: “Russians threaten the world with a radiation disaster”.
“We are deeply concerned about the repeated loss of energy outside the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant site.” This is what the director general of the IAEA (the International Atomic Energy Agency), Rafael Mariano Grossi, who yesterday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow said this morning in a tweet.
Grossi explained that he was informed that the plant, which is the largest in Europe and located in southern Ukraine, has experienced a “loss of all its external energy for the second time in five days. its backup diesel generators are now providing electricity for its nuclear safety and security functions. “
“This repeated loss of energy outside the site – he added – is a deeply worrying development of the situation and underlines the urgent need for a nuclear safety zone around the site itself”.
The need for greater security to avoid a nuclear accident that would be devastating for the whole area and not only was always advanced by Grossi yesterday in his meeting in Moscow with President Putin, who, for his part, assured that Moscow “is ready to resolve all issues “concerning the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was occupied by Russian forces last March, but has always been run by Ukrainian personnel. After the annexation referendums in Moscow that took place in four Ukrainian regions, including Zaporizhzhia, the Kremlin declared that the plant was formally included in Russia’s federal assets list.
This has only further increased concerns about the safety of the plant itself.
Energoatom, the Ukrainian state-owned company that manages the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, also fueled them a short time ago, which accused the Russian forces occupying it of refusing a convoy of company vehicles carrying diesel to refuel the generators of the plant. , which was cut off from the power supply.
In a statement published on Telegram, Energoatom specified: “This morning, October 12, at 8:59 am, following the rocket launch of the Russian troops, the Dniprovska substation in the Dnipropetrovsk region was damaged. As a result, the line was damaged. ZANP – Dniprovska 750 kV communication link was accidentally opened and electricity was cut off at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The diesel generators start up automatically. “
And again: “The occupiers continue to neglect the nuclear safety of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, threatening the world with a radiation disaster”.