Technical staff of the old nuclear plant in Chernobylin northern Ukraine and controlled by Russiafaces “increasingly difficult circumstances”, while Work continues to return power to the stationThe United Nations Atomic Energy Agency reported on Friday.
The Director-General of the Electricity Department said that “technicians began repairing the damaged power lines” earlier this week International Atomic Energy Agency It is a statement.
According to the information sent to International Atomic Energy Agency By the Ukrainian nuclear regulator, a department was repaired, but the external power is still broken. “Repair work will continue despite the difficult situation outside the nuclear power plant,” he added.
He stressed that although diesel emergency generators provide backup power, “it is still important to repair the power lines as quickly as possible.” Rafael GrossiDirector General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Despite the problems, the International Atomic Energy Agency Ensures that there is no risk of a “serious impact” on the site, where radioactive waste management facilities are located, “since the volume of cooling water for the spent fuel facility is sufficient to maintain heat removal without electricity supply.”
On the other hand, the regulator expressed “concern about the availability of food reserves” for 211 members of the technical staff and guards who have been staying at the plant since then. Russia launched its military offensive in Ukraine more than two weeks agoand “facing increasingly difficult circumstances”.
In addition, the regulator lost contact with the factory and Unable to provide the IAEA with information on the radiological monitoring of the facilityAlthough it continued to receive information on the situation “through senior off-site plant officials,” the statement said.
Regarding the status of operating nuclear power plants in Ukraine, which are four, he confirmed that 8 reactors out of 15 are still operating, including two at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, with normal radiation levels.
Zaporozhie, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, has four high-voltage (750 kV) power lines outside the plant, as well as additional backup power.
Two of these lines were damaged in the recent fighting in the area, so there are two power lines, as well as a backup line, at the disposal of the station, where “work is also underway to detect and remove unexploded ordnance found in the damaged area training center.”
In that factory, the (Ukrainian) factory employees were rotating according to their usual schedule, but according to the organizer, “the presence of foreign forces in the area affects business morale and causes stress.”
Additional damage was also reported at a new nuclear research facility in the city of Kharkov. Since nuclear material is “subcritical”, International Atomic Energy Agency It is considered that the damage “will not have any radiological consequences”.
Regarding the partial loss of remote data transmission to the IAEA on nuclear materials and activities at nuclear power plants, they are still out of service from Chernobyl and there are “intermittent problems” from the plant in southern Ukraine.
Instead, the UN agency said, from Zaporizhzhya the transmission has been restored.