Ukraine: Zaporizhia nuclear power plant reconnected to the Ukrainian network

Ukraine: Zaporizhia nuclear power plant reconnected to the Ukrainian grid

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KYIV | Ukraine's Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the country's power grid, the IAEA said on Saturday, after the site lost power, increasing the risk of an accident.  

“The repaired 750 kilovolt (kv) line supplies the largest nuclear power plant in Europe (…) with the electricity needed to cool the reactors and d 'other security functions,' the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. and Ukrainians in recent weeks, and whose reactors have been shut down, could only count on power from a thermal power station to ensure the cooling of its facilities.

The risk was that this power supply would be cut.

The plant, located in southern Ukraine on the Dnieper River, came under the control of Russian forces in March and shelling on the site raised fears of a nuclear disaster. 

A team of IAEA experts was able to go there at the beginning of September, and two of its members stayed there for a e permanent monitoring.