Ukraine: Fire at Zaporizhia Nuclear Plant extinguished
On the ninth day of the war, Russian military fire started a fire at the Zapojiria Nuclear Plant. Within a few hours, the firefighters had extinguished the fire. Plant Director Alexander Starukh had previously reported on Zaporizhia’s safety. The plant’s administration and control building has been taken over by Russian forces. The attack on the plant did not result in any injuries.
President Biden of the United States spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, pleading with him to allow emergency responders into Zaporizhia.
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Why is the Zaporizhia plant in danger of exploding?
Dmitro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said on Friday morning that Russia fired on Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, from all sides. At the plant, a fire has already started. It would be ten times larger than Chernobyl if it exploded. There are six nuclear reactors in this area. Near the power plant, high levels of radiation have been detected. About a quarter of Ukraine’s electricity is produced at this plant.
Ukraine told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the fire at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant had no impact on critical equipment.
In a tweet, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated that it is aware of the shelling at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant and is in contact with Ukrainian officials. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Schmaigl and the Ukrainian Nuclear Regulator and Operator. He has requested that the forces be brought to a halt. He has warned that reactor explosions pose a serious threat.