Posted: 07.09.2022 17:00:00

Zaporozhye authorities: complete shutdown of nuclear power plant is possible due to shelling by Ukraine’s Armed Forces

A complete shutdown of the Zaporozhye NPP is possible if the shelling by the Ukrainian military does not stop – as stated by the Head of the Zaporozhye Regional Military-Civilian Administration, Yevgeny Balitsky, RIA Novosti reports


According to Mr. Balitsky, operation of the station can be stopped today. “Most likely, we will be forced to stop the nuclear power plant today, since its operation will be impossible in such conditions. We will probably switch to diesel generators, because the NPP work in this mode is likely to be impossible. We have not fully resolved this issue, but we will apparently have to make such a decision," he explained.

The official added that – against the background of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ attacks on Energodar – people continue leaving the city, where the families of the nuclear power plant staff live.