Part of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant believed to be reconnected to power supply

IAEA reports 'serious situation' after complete blackout at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

Image of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Credit: Google maps -Виктор Пятов

The latest reports seem to indicate that part of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been reconnected to the power supply.

There are unconfirmed reports this evening, Thursday, August 25, that the power supply to part of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been reconnected, but that six power units still remain disconnected. This was reported earlier by the respected social media site Flash, @Flash43191300, citing the IAEA.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian President, in his nightly televised address to the nation explained what had happened earlier in the day when the facility had, according to Enerhoatom – the country’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company – become disconnected from the power grid. Luckily he said, diesel generators automatically cut in and managed to stabilise the situation.

He has warned though that the area is in danger of a nuclear disaster if experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are not allowed access immediately to inspect the plant. Rafael Grossi, the chief of the IAEA has been in talks with Moscow on this subject and he said on Tuesday, August 23, that he was hopeful this could happen ‘in the next few days’.

As reported by Nexta TV, Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, earlier today demanded that: “The Zaporizhzhia station should be demilitarised immediately”.


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