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Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Ukraine continues shelling Zaporozhye nuclear plant




Ukrainian shelling of Zaporozhye nuclear plant creates risk of catastrophic fallout - British physicist

The radioactive fallout from a disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant would "make Europe pretty much uninhabitable," said Dr. Chris Busby, a veteran chemical physicist with decades of experience studying the health effects of internal ionizing radiation. According to the scientist, the Ukrainian forces shelling the plant probably "don't have the faintest idea" of what they're doing.

Zaporozhye is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, with six reactors capable of generating up to six gigawatts of electricity - enough to power more than 1.8 million average European homes.

Moscow earlier urged the international community to respond to Ukraine’s recent drone attack on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, which the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced as “an act of nuclear terrorism on the part of the Kiev regime.”

Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency has condemned the Kiev regime’s "unprecedented" drone attack on the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, which left at least three employees of the facility injured.

Rosatom called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to immediately respond to and condemn Ukraine's actions.
The expert explained in this vein that a possible disruption of one of the plant’s reactors would be followed by “the uncontrolled release of radioactive substances into the atmosphere” with all that it implies.
As far as Rosatom’s call toward the IAEA is concerned, Uvarov remained downbeat on the agency’s relevant reaction.
When asked about how Europe could respond to the Kiev drone attack, he said that he doesn’t believe any such reaction will come, and that at best, the International Atomic Energy Agency will issue a statement on a strike by "unidentified drones." 
 “To be honest, I don't believe [there will be any reaction]. In my opinion, Europe will not react, just as it did not react before to the explosion of the Kakhovka dam and so on. At best, the IAEA will issue a statement about an attack by 'unidentified drones',” the expert said.

He also expressed regret that the IAEA is restrained by the fact that “this organization is still more technical than political."


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