September 23, 2023



Russia: Zaporizhzhia at risk of nuclear accident – Chronicle

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is “at risk of a nuclear accident”. This was stated by the managing director of the Russian state atomic energy company Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, quoted by Interfax.
“The plant is at risk of a nuclear accident. We have been in talks with the IAEA all night,” Likhachev said on the sidelines of the Atomexpo 2022 event in Sochi.
“We are informing the international community that the plant is at risk of a nuclear disaster and Kiev clearly believes that a small nuclear accident would be acceptable,” accused the CEO of Rosatom, quoted by the Tass agency.

“Radiation will not ask Kiev what kind of accident it wants. It will be a precedent that will change the course of history forever, so everything must be done so that no one can even think of harming the safety of nuclear power plants,” Likhachev stressed. From September until recently, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has seen “a rather quiet period,” Likhachev said. “However, there were at least 30 attacks over the weekend. The spent nuclear fuel storage facility, special building and transportation routes were hit, and backup diesel generators were damaged,” it said. CEO of Rosatom.