War in Ukraine: Zaporizhia nuclear power plant reconnected to power grid

The Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, under Russian control, was hit by several explosions.Completely disconnected” Ukrainian operator Energoatom announced this afternoon, after the network’s communication lines were damaged for a few hours this Thursday.

Both reactors of the operational plant were disconnected from the network. As a result, the actions of the invaders caused the total disconnection of the Zaporizhia NPP from the power grid for the first time in its history..

– Energoatom, State Group

According to the Ukrainian operator, fires on the territory of the Zaporizhia thermal power plant, located near the nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, twice caused the last line of communication connecting the site to the power network to be cut.

Later in the day, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that the last cable supplying power to the nuclear power plant was working again. Reuters.

Ukraine informed the IAEA that ZNPP, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, lost connection to the power grid at least twice during the day but is now back on.

– IAEA, via press release

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi told the UN on Thursday. The company said it was “very, very close” to accessing the plant.

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