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Ukraine warns it ‘could be the end of Europe’ as the continent’s largest nuclear power plant is ‘completely out of control’

5th Aug 22 12:11 pm

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that it “could be the of Europe” as the Russian army are using Europe’s largest nuclear power plant as “nuclear shield.”

In an attempt to avoid Ukraine attacks Russian forces have turned the Zaporizhzhia power plant into a shelter.

Zelensky warned that if any missiles where to hit the he Zaporizhzhia power plant then it will be “the end of Europe” as the continent will turn into a black desert of nuclear ash.

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The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi has warned the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is “completely out of control.”

The IAEA chief has strongly urged Vladimir Putin to allow independent safety experts access to the plant to perform crucial safety checks and repairs as the situation is “extremely serious.”

He warned, “Every principle of nuclear safety has been violated. What is at stake is extremely serious and extremely grave and dangerous.”

He added, “If an accident occurs at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, we will not have a natural disaster to blame – we will have only ourselves to answer to. We need everyone’s support.

“While this war rages on, inaction is unconscionable.”

The nuclear expert added, “You have a catalogue of things that should never be happening in any nuclear facility.

“This is why I have been insisting from day one that we have to be able to go there to perform this safety and security evaluation, to do the repairs and to assist as we already did in Chernobyl.

“If an accident occurs at Zaporizhzhia, we will not have a natural disaster to blame – we will have only ourselves to answer to.

“We need everyone’s support.”

The nuclear expert said he hopes the IAEA can act as a deterrent to violence near the power plant.

Grossi said, “I’m pleading as an international civil servant, as the head of an international organisation, I’m pleading to both sides to let this mission proceed.”

Grossi was cateogorical in saying that the nuclear power plant is showing a “catalogue of things that should never be happening in any nuclear facility.

He added, “And this is why I have been insisting from day one that we have to be able to go there to perform this safety and security evaluation, to do the repairs and to assist as we already did in Chernobyl.”

Professor Robin Grimes, Ministry of Defence Chief Advisor on nuclear science, also warned that the containment measures at the plant will  not be able to withstand missiles.

He said, “The pressure vessel is very robust and can withstand considerable damage from phenomena such as earthquakes and to an extent kinetic impacts. It is not designed to withstand explosive ordinance such as artillery shells.”

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