ISLAMABAD, Mar 10 ( Alliance News): Ukraine has said there is a risk of radiation exposure after a power outage at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, but according to the UN nuclear watchdog, it will not have a significant impact on public safety and security.
Russia’s Defense Ministry has accused Ukrainian forces of attacking power lines and a substation supplying feed to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to a report of foreign media.
He called the Ukrainian action “dangerously provocative.”
Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear company Energotam says a high-voltage power line was damaged during fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian forces occupying a derelict plant and was cut off from the national power grid.
He added that radiation could be released, which could pose a threat to Ukraine and other parts of Europe, even if the plants that suffered the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986 I do not have the power to cool the stored nuclear fuel.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Koliba said in a Twitter message that diesel generators could only power the plant for 48 hours, after which the cooling systems used to store used nuclear fuel would be shut down. This will increase the risk of radiation emissions.
“I urge the international community to immediately allow Russia to cease fire and allow the power supply to be restored by repairing the power supply units,” he said.
#Ukraine has informed IAEA of power loss at #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, @rafaelmgrossi says development violates key safety pillar on ensuring uninterrupted power supply; in this case IAEA sees no critical impact on safety.
— IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency (@iaeaorg) March 9, 2022
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement on Twitter that the move violates a key security pillar to ensure uninterrupted power supply. Sees no significant effect.
The IAEA also warned two days ago that the nuclear material surveillance system at radiation component installations in Chernobyl had stopped transmitting data.
A fourth reactor at the Chernobyl plant, about 100 km from Kyiv, which still has radiation effects, exploded during an inspection in April 1986, causing radiation clouds to spread across most of Europe. ۔