Zaporozhye Hydroelectric Power Plant Continues to Extract Water from Kakhovka Reservoir, Reports International Energy Agency

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said that the Zaporozhye NPP continues to withdraw cooling water from the Kakhovka reservoir, despite the low water level in it.

“The Zaporozhye plant continues to withdraw water for cooling from the Kakhovka reservoir, despite the fact that the water level has reached a point at which, according to preliminary calculations, the pumps cannot work,” Grossi said in a statement.

According to the IAEA specialists at the station, the water level in the reservoir is decreasing at a rate of 4-7 cm/h.

At 18:00 local time, the water level at the start dropped to 12.7 meters, and, according to them, at this level it would be impossible to pump water from the reservoir.

According to new estimates, Zaporozhye NPP will be able to continue withdrawing water when the level drops to 11 meters and below.

“However, the overall nuclear and security situation remains highly volatile and potentially dangerous,” Grossi said.

Source: TASS

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