What is really going on at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant? The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed concern about the safety of nuclear weapons because of the fighting between the Russians and Ukrainians. “The situation is becoming more and more unpredictable and dangerous,” Raffaele Grossi, director of the IAEA, said specifically on Saturday.
It’s the same story from Ghent University’s energy expert Joannes Lewin: “The problem is that we don’t know much about the actual state of the nuclear power plant. Six reactors have been shut down, so will no longer produce anything, but we know they still need to be cooled,” he told NB.
The expert adds: “Employees should always be present at this time to ensure that cooling is done safely. If the crew is missing, a steam explosion could occur and release nuclear material into the environment. We are really talking about a local effect here. Nevertheless, “Nuclear materials can end up in the environment and in groundwater. If the water flows into the Dnieper River, this will lead to additional contamination,” explains Jones Laveen.
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