KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant was cut off from the country’s electricity grid, setting off a mass power outage in the adjacent area after fires damaged.
Emergency backup systems kicked in and helped
sustain crucial operations
, but the incident
heightened fears of a disaster a
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP)
atomic energy plant in Europe
and is located in an area occupied by invading
Fighting in the vicinity of
has led to acute worries of a
potential catastrophe and to urgent calls
from many world leaders for
to be allowed to visit the site.
traded blame for shelling at the plant,
which they said had resulted in
the disconnection from the power grid
Volodymyr Zelensky said
the backup systems had already
narrowly prevented a radioactive calamity.
first time in history,
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant stopped,”
“The emergency protection of the power units worked, after the last working line of the plant’s power return to the
Ukrainian power system was damaged by Russian shelling.”
Diesel generators were immediately activated to provide energy to the plant
support it after the shutdown
,” Zelensky continued.