There were concerns about the fighting taking place at the largest nuclear plant in Europe situated in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia. Now Ukraine is claiming that Russian military has directly attacked the nuclear reactor site, which can bring catastrophe to whole Europe.
According to Kyiv Independent, Russian military shells area near Europe’s largest nuclear power plant for the second time in one day.
Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power operator Energoatom reported that this time the Russian military hit “directly on the site” of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant near a reactor.
According to the reports there is a high risk of fire, as well as hydrogen and radioactive leakage, according to the operator.
On Aug. 5, the plant shut down one of the three operating power units as Russia continues to “terrorize and endanger the entire civilized world,” the statement reads.
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. It was built by the Soviet Union near the city of Enerhodar, on the southern shore of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper river.
Russia using this plant as a shield because they know that if attacks will carry out it will end up hitting the reactor. But if these reports are true then it will be a biggest human made disaster on Earth.
Nuclear reactors need cooling which requires power supply, Staff operating reactors in Ukraine are exhausted and complaining that there are continuous power cuts due to war.
War between Russia and Ukraine can become catastrophe for whole humanity on earth. Both countries need to take care of these plants.