IAEA “Zaporiza Nuclear Power Plant has been cut off three times in the past 10 days.”
It has been found that external power supply has been cut off three times in the past 10 days to the Japoriza nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russia in Ukraine.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, said on the 18th local time that the 750-kV power line, which supplies external power to the Japoriza nuclear power plant, was cut off again the previous day.
This is due to the shelling of a substation outside the nuclear power plant, and when the substation did not work properly, the external power line of the nuclear power plant was disconnected from the power source according to a protective device that automatically operates if a voltage malfunction occurs.
The Japoriza nuclear power plant operators turned emergency diesel generators to cover the power needed to maintain the nuclear power plant, and resumed power supply through a spare power system.
The IAEA pointed out that if the power supply to the nuclear power plant is not smooth, it could lead to a major accident, and in this situation, external power supply has been cut off three times since the 7th.
“The loss of power lines again shows how vulnerable nuclear power plants are to the current Ukrainian war,” the IAEA said in a statement.