The Russian occupying forces are shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in order to destroy its infrastructure, disconnect it from the energy system of Ukraine and cut off
electricity in the south of our country!
The actions of the Russians at the Zaporizhzhya NPP may lead to a nuclear and radiation disaster, the consequences of which will be felt by all of continental Europe. In the event of a disaster at the ZNPP, the area of the potential exclusion zone will be up to 30,000 km² — according to “Energoatom”.
Russian occupation forces are shelling Ukrainian-controlled settlements from the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP territory. At the same time, the occupiers are attacking the ZNPP itself, threatening to blow it up. Now the station is mined.
Thus, in order to assess the possible consequences of the disaster at the ZNPP, experts were guided by the consequences of the 1986 accident at the ChNPP: “There were 2,200 fuel assemblies at the 4th reactor of the ChNPP, at the ZNPP there are up to 18,000 fuel assemblies in six reactors and in the storage of spent nuclear fuel [9-10 times more]. That is, the consequences of the accident at the ZNPP can be ten times more powerful than in 1986 at the Chornobyl NPP,” the report says.
In the event of a disaster, the area of the potential exclusion zone will be up to 30,000 km² (like 10 Chornobyl exclusion zones), and the Zaporizhia region will actually be lost for living and farming. At the same time, the area of potential contaminated territory is up to 2 million km², and the degree of contamination of other territories of Ukraine and Europe, Russia and Belarus will depend on the wind.
“A few months ago we created a documentary named “What if IT HAPPENED AGAIN?”, WiN Ukraine President Margaryta Rayets emphasizes, – about the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which led to the unauthorized seizure of the exclusion zone and multi million losses from the occupation exactly 36 years after the accident! The scale of the new accident that could have resulted from this invasion, which is indeed an act of nuclear terrorism, could have been even worse than the 1986 catastrophe! And now we are facing the same situation (and even the worst) at the biggest NPP in Europe! Ukraine is awaiting concrete actions taken by the international community. Otherwise the consequences of just expressing ” deep concern” on paper will lead to the third biggest world disaster after Chornobyl and Fukushima!”.