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Ukrainian conflict: lost contact with Chernobyl

IAEA: "Power supply restored. Personnel able to guarantee safety"

The International Atomic Energy Agency (Iaea) reported that it has been advised by Kiev about the loss of the communication channel with the decommissioned nuclear power plant of Chernobyl, controlled in these hours by the Russian military. In any case, according to information received by the Ukrainians, the power supply at the site has reportedly been restored, after it had failed for dozens of hours, raising serious concerns in several countries. 

"The diesel generators were powering systems important to the safety of the nuclear plant", but "the Ukrainian regulators said operator is not able to maintain some functions such as radiation monitoring, ventilation systems, and normal lighting. If emergency power was also to be lost, the regulator said it would still be possible for staff to monitor the water level and temperature of the spent fuel pool", Iaea wrote in a note. 

Meanwhile, at one of Europe's largest nuclear power plants, in Zaporizhzhia, now under the control of the Russian military, "maintenance activities at Unit 1 had been reduced to the minimum level required", Iaea concluded. 

On the same topic see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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