2022-04-29 12:32:36

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Firing Missiles Over 3 Nuclear Power Plants, Raising Fear of a New Disaster

Nuclear watchdogs are expressing alarm over safety conditions at the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant, which has been under Russian control since early March after a fight that led to a fire near one of the plant’s reactors. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and is located in the largest city in southeastern Ukraine, still under Ukrainian control. Nuclear watchdogs accused Russia of launching two missiles over the plant earlier this week and said Russian missiles have also flown near two other nuclear power plants. Ukrainian energy expert Olexi Pasyuk, deputy director of the group Eco action, notes that Russian forces likely already disturbed radioactive materials at the Chornobyl zone, the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986. “Zaporizhzhia, where you have reactors in operation and continue to work now, is a far more dangerous situation,” says Pasyuk.

 

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