Just days ago, officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned of the seriousness of the situation around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar.
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Competing reports have blamed missile fire on the nuclear plant from both sides, with the Russians claiming the Ukrainian military was firing on the plant and Ukrainian officials claiming that Russia was firing on the plant. Speaking to Russian media on Tuesday, Energodar local government member Vladimir Rogov said the Ukrainian military fired “several dozen” heavy projectiles at the plant, some of them guided duds that touched “only ten meters from the barrels with nuclear fuel”.
Rogov warned that if the nuclear waste storage was hit it would contaminate the whole area with hundreds of pounds of nuclear waste, it would be “like a dirty bomb”. RT reports that the plant’s nuclear reactor cannot be destroyed with typical missiles, and complete destruction would require a tactical nuclear weapon. However, cooling systems and nuclear waste storage remain vulnerable to attack. Russia asked IAEA officials to inspect the facility, but the move was denied by the UN after Ukraine was unable to guarantee the officials’ safety.
Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
As with most information from a war, it is difficult to siphon all the news and find facts, especially if a story continually emerges. Take the information provided in this article with a grain of salt, as it is undoubtedly propaganda coming from both Russia and Ukraine.