The United Nations have warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is in in a “precarious state.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned Europe that a nuclear disaster is very likely at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
The plant was captured by Russian forces in the early stages of the war in 2022 and has been subjected to many shell attacks the IAEA have warned the situation “remains perilous.”
This comes after a dangerous and reckless strike which has raised fears to an all time high that Europe could be hit by a radiation cloud far worse than the Chernobyl disaster which happened in 1986 and killed many people and still remains radioactive today.
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The chief of the IAEA Rafael Grossi said the vital backup power lines are currently “disconnected” as they are “under repair” and nuclear facility must have a reliable electricity supply which operates the pumps to push water through to keep the reactors cool.
Grossi warned the “nuclear safety at the ZNPP remains in a precarious state,” and he is urging both Kyiv and Moscow to ensure the plant remains safe and stable.
He added, “I once again call for a commitment from all sides to secure nuclear safety and security protection at the plant.”
Vladimir Putin has repeatedly targeted Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling for the “de-occupation” the nuclear facility.
President Zelensky said, “We discussed how to find a more effective mechanism for the de-occupation of our nuclear plant.
‘Because the format in which we live, with all respect and gratitude for what Mr. Grossi is doing to resolve this situation, does not help the Zaporizhzhia station, no international institution is able to solve this issue.”