Damage detected in the cooling system of the Zaporozhye NPP

During an inspection of the Zaporozhye NPP in Ukraine, specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) discovered a non-radioactive leak in the plant’s cooling system, Meduza.io reports.

A leak was found in the cooling system of the Zaporozhye NPP (pictured).A photo: STRINGER, AFP

According to the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, the leak was formed due to damage to the tanks for storing condensates during shelling, reports Meduza.io.

According to agency experts, as a result of rocket and artillery strikes, the main road that runs along the reactors of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was damaged.

In addition, a non-functioning railway, a compressed air pipeline and the roofs of auxiliary buildings were damaged.

At the same time, all six reactors of the nuclear power plant are in a stable condition, the storage sites for nuclear fuel and waste were not damaged during impacts.

There is currently no immediate threat to nuclear safety, IAEA experts say.

Russian troops seized the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in March 2022, shortly after the invasion of Ukraine.

Since then, Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling the station. The last time the territory of the station was shelled on November 19-20.

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