Radioactive substances may be released in Ukraine

The Chernobyl station and all nuclear facilities in the exclusion zone were left without electricity. Due to this, there is a threat of release of radioactive substances into the environment.

Energoatom explained that the occupiers damaged the 750 kV Chernobyl-Kyiv high-voltage line. As a result, as of March 9, it remains disabled.

The state-owned enterprise explained that about 20,000 spent fuel assemblies are stored at the spent nuclear fuel storage facility. They all need constant cooling. However, it is possible only if there is electricity. If it is not there, the pumps will not do their job.

“As a result, the temperature in the holding pools will rise, soaring will occur and the release of radioactive substances into the environment will be possible,” the statement said.

Source: Channel 24


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