Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Under Fire

News Headlines Paint an Alarming Picture of a Potential Nuclear Disaster

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08/08/22 – Radiation levels remain normal after shelling at nuclear plant, official says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/07/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/

Radiation levels at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant are still within normal range, a Ukrainian official said Sunday, after Kyiv accused Russia of carrying out artillery strikes on the grounds of the facility, damaging monitoring sensors and heightening concerns of a “nuclear disaster.” The situation remains “tense,” the official said.

Energoatom said the Russian shelling was aimed at 174 containers of spent nuclear fuel stored in the open air at the Zaporizhzhia plant. Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has underscored that Russian strikes on the plant could have “catastrophic consequences,” including a “nuclear disaster.”

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08/07/22 – Ukraine’s state nuclear agency, Energoatom, said parts of the captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant were “seriously damaged” after a station containing oxygen and nitrogen and an “auxiliary building” were struck by shelling. There is now an increased risk of fire and radiation.

On Telegram, the agency said Saturday: “The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is operating at risk of violating the norms of radiation and fire protection.”

“There remains a risk of hydrogen leaking and radioactive particles dispersing, and the risk of fire is also high,” Enerhoatom added.

https://www.dw.com/en/russia-ukraine-updates-parts-of-nuclear-plant-seriously-damaged/a-62729710

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Washington Post – Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’

Heavy shelling continued around Europe’s largest atomic power plant overnight, as the United Nations nuclear chief warned of potentially “catastrophic consequences.”

Ukraine Live Briefing: Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’
washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/07/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/

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NYT – Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears

A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

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Reuters – Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling nuclear plant again

  • Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia, hit again
  • Zelenskiy urges new sanctions on Russia; Moscow blames Kyiv
  • Atomic energy agency chief worried about potential disaster

Ukrainian nuclear company Energoatom said the latest Russian rocket attacks hit the plant’s dry storage facility, where 174 containers with spent nuclear fuel were stored in the open air.

“Consequently, timely detection and response in the event of a deterioration in the radiation situation or leakage of radiation from containers of spent nuclear fuel are not yet possible,” it said.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-worker-wounded-new-russian-strike-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-plant-2022-08-07/

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Russia planning to disconnect Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Ukraines power grid, cutting off power in southern Ukraine

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/russia-planning-disconnect-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-172435213.html

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Radiation emission risk: Russian troops seriously damage nitrogen-oxygen unit at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Energoatom

https://news.yahoo.com/radiation-emission-risk-russian-troops-100058788.html

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Radio Free Europe – Atomic Energy Chief Warns Of Risk Of ‘Nuclear Disaster’ At Ukraine Power Plant –

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-fighting-bakhmut/31976299.html

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IAEA – Director General Grossi Alarmed by Shelling at Ukraine NPP, says IAEA Mission Vital for Nuclear Safety and Security

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/director-general-grossi-alarmed-by-shelling-at-ukraine-npp-says-iaea-mission-vital-for-nuclear-safety-and-security

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Zaporizhzhia NPPNews Headlines Paint an Alarming Picture of a Potential Nuclear Disaster

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Ukraine’s state nuclear agency, Energoatom, said parts of the captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant were “seriously damaged” after a station containing oxygen and nitrogen and an “auxiliary building” were struck by shelling. There is now an increased risk of fire and radiation.

On Telegram, the agency said Saturday: “The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is operating at risk of violating the norms of radiation and fire protection.”

“There remains a risk of hydrogen leaking and radioactive particles dispersing, and the risk of fire is also high,” Enerhoatom added.

https://www.dw.com/en/russia-ukraine-updates-parts-of-nuclear-plant-seriously-damaged/a-62729710

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Washington Post – Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’

Heavy shelling continued around Europe’s largest atomic power plant overnight, as the United Nations nuclear chief warned of potentially “catastrophic consequences.”

Ukraine Live Briefing: Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’
washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/07/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/

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NYT – Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears

A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Russia planning to disconnect Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Ukraines power grid, cutting off power in southern Ukraine

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/russia-planning-disconnect-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-172435213.html

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Radiation emission risk: Russian troops seriously damage nitrogen-oxygen unit at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Energoatom

https://news.yahoo.com/radiation-emission-risk-russian-troops-100058788.html

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Radio Free Europe – Atomic Energy Chief Warns Of Risk Of ‘Nuclear Disaster’ At Ukraine Power Plant –

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-fighting-bakhmut/31976299.html

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IAEA – Director General Grossi Alarmed by Shelling at Ukraine NPP, says IAEA Mission Vital for Nuclear Safety and Security

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/director-general-grossi-alarmed-by-shelling-at-ukraine-npp-says-iaea-mission-vital-for-nuclear-safety-and-security

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Zaporizhzhia NPPNews Headlines Paint an Alarming Picture of a Potential Nuclear Disaster

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Ukraine’s state nuclear agency, Energoatom, said parts of the captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant were “seriously damaged” after a station containing oxygen and nitrogen and an “auxiliary building” were struck by shelling. There is now an increased risk of fire and radiation.

On Telegram, the agency said Saturday: “The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is operating at risk of violating the norms of radiation and fire protection.”

“There remains a risk of hydrogen leaking and radioactive particles dispersing, and the risk of fire is also high,” Enerhoatom added.

https://www.dw.com/en/russia-ukraine-updates-parts-of-nuclear-plant-seriously-damaged/a-62729710

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Washington Post – Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’

Heavy shelling continued around Europe’s largest atomic power plant overnight, as the United Nations nuclear chief warned of potentially “catastrophic consequences.”

Ukraine Live Briefing: Fresh shelling at nuclear plant as U.N. warns of possible ‘disaster’
washingtonpost.com

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/07/russia-ukraine-war-latest-updates/

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NYT – Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears

A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Russia planning to disconnect Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from Ukraines power grid, cutting off power in southern Ukraine

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/russia-planning-disconnect-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-172435213.html

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(Ukraine Wire Services) Radiation emission risk: Russian troops seriously damage nitrogen-oxygen unit at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Energoatom

https://news.yahoo.com/radiation-emission-risk-russian-troops-100058788.html

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Radio Free Europe – Atomic Energy Chief Warns Of Risk Of ‘Nuclear Disaster’ At Ukraine Power Plant –

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-fighting-bakhmut/31976299.html

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IAEA – Director General Grossi Alarmed by Shelling at Ukraine NPP, says IAEA Mission Vital for Nuclear Safety and Security

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/director-general-grossi-alarmed-by-shelling-at-ukraine-npp-says-iaea-mission-vital-for-nuclear-safety-and-security

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Nuclear Diner – Russia Continues To Put The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant At Risk

https://nucleardiner.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/russia-continues-to-put-the-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-plant-at-risk/

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