Grossi discusses low water level in Zaporozhye NPP’s cooling tank.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi said on Tuesday that the water level in the reservoir for cooling the systems of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has dropped significantly.

“The dam in Novaya Kakhovka was seriously damaged, as a result of which the water level in the reservoir, from which water was supplied to cool the Zaporozhye station, dropped significantly,” he said on Twitter.

Earlier today, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that its specialists at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant were “monitoring the situation closely” and that “there is no direct threat to nuclear safety at the nuclear power plant” due to the Kakhovskaya accident.

“At present, there is no threat to the security of the Zaporizhzhya NPP due to the destruction of the upper part of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power plant this morning,” the official magazine of the Russian nuclear industry, Strana Rosatom, said, stressing that the situation had escalated. under the control of employees of the Zaporozhye plant.

According to the magazine, five power units of Zaporozhye NPP are in the “cold shutdown” mode, in addition, one more unit is in the “hot shutdown” mode. meters.

Earlier, Rinat Karcha, adviser to the director of Ross Energy, which operates Russian nuclear power plants, pointed out that the process of cooling the reactors at the Zaporizhzhya NPP depends on a closed circuit that is not directly connected to the Kakhovka reservoir.

He said: “Contrary to popular belief, spent nuclear fuel storage pools are a closed cycle that has no direct connection with the Kakhovka reservoir and the environment. There are several alternative sources of replenishment for these basins.”

Last night, Ukrainian forces launched a missile attack on the Kakhovskaya station, which destroyed the valves at the station, which led to an uncontrolled leakage of water.

Source: agencies

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