Zaporizhzhia closes. The decision after the IAEA visit

Zaporizhzhia closes. The decision after the IAEA visit

The last reactor still in operation, the number 6, was shut down during the night. Energoatom, the Ukrainian nuclear authority announced it

Zaporizhzhia closes.

Last night the last still functioning reactor, number 6, of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe was shut down. The confirmation comes from the Energoatom authority: “Today, 11 September 2022, at 03:41, unit no. 6 of the ZNPP has been disconnected from the electricity grid – reads a press release from the agency – Preparations are underway for cooling and transfer to the cold state “.

The decision was made due to the bombings that are continuing around the plant and after the concern expressed by the director general of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, who recently visited the plant together with other experts from the UN energy agency. atomic.

According to Energoatom, the plant has been operating in “island mode” for the past three days, ie with the capacity to produce only electricity for its own supply.