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Energoatom: All NPPs operate steadily. The radiation level is within normal limits

There are no violations of the conditions of safe functioning.

Energoatom: All NPPs operate steadily. The radiation level is within normal limits
Photo: Energoatom's press service

National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine "Energoatom" reported that radiation, fire-prevention and environmental conditions at NPPs and adjacent territories have not changed and are within current standards.

"As of 9:00 a.m. on 3 March 2022, Ukraine's existing nuclear power plants are operating safely and stably. The current capacity of all four Ukrainian NPPs provides the necessary volumes of electricity production for the country's needs," the statement reads.

The company noted that there had been no violations of the conditions of safe functioning.

"In the conditions of martial law and full-scale aggression of Russia, Energoatom has strengthened control and determined the exclusive priority of nuclear safety issues over all the others," the Energoatom stressed.

The leading equipment of the reactor compartments of power units, premises and buildings of power plants, significant NPP facilities outside their protected areas are under strict supervision and control.

As mentioned before, the head of NNEGC Energoatom Petro Kotin suggested that the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, initiate creating 30 km of safe zones around nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Yesterday, residents of Energodar, where the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is located, blocked access to the city for the Russian military.

On 24 February, after a fierce battle, Ukrainian fighters lost control of the Chornobyl site. The condition of the Chernobyl facilities and nuclear waste storage facilities is unknown.

On 25 February, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine reported that radiation levels had been exceeded in the Chornobyl zone. On the same day, the Ministry of Energy stated that the Russian occupiers had been detaining the personnel of the Chornobyl NPP for the second day in a row, not allowing them to rotate, as required by technical safety rules.

On 28 February, Russian Su-30 and Su-35 aircraft began manoeuvres in the no-fly zone over the Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plants, firing from there so that Ukrainian troops could not retaliate, as the downing of a plane over a nuclear power plant could lead to an environmental catastrophe.

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