The World Association of Nuclear Operators is connecting all Ukrainian nuclear power plants to the Paris Center. Until today, they were connected to the Moscow WANO center.
This was reported by the press service of NNEGC "Energoatom".
Today, 31 March 2022, the Board of Governors of the World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO) at its meeting supported the request of NNEGC Energoatom and decided to connect the Company together with all its stations and nuclear power plants to Paris WANO center ", - it is told in the message.
Now the following NPPs will report to the Paris WANO center:
Zaporizhzhya NPP (6 VVER-1000 units),
Rivne NPP (2 VVER-440 units, 2 VVER-1000 units),
South Ukrainian NPP (3 VVER-1000 units),
Khmelnitsky NPP (2 VVER-1000 units).
Ukrainian nuclear power plants reported to the WANO Moscow center since its establishment in 1989.
The World Association of Nuclear Power Plant Operators (WANO) brings together all the world's nuclear power plant operators. It facilitates the experience exchange in the operation of nuclear power plants, so that members of the Association can work together to achieve the highest level of safety and reliability in the operation of their nuclear power plants.
According to Energoatom, as of 09:00 on 31 March 2022, all four operating nuclear power plants in Ukraine are stably producing electricity. Their total current capacity provides the necessary amounts of electricity for the needs of the country. Radiation, fire and environmental conditions at the industrial sites of nuclear power plants and adjacent territories have not changed and are within current standards.
Zaporizhzhya NPP and the city of Energodar were captured by the occupiers and have been controlled by the Russian military for 24 days. But all 6 ZNPP units are serviced by Ukrainian staff, and staff rotation is taking place. Formally, the occupiers do not interfere in the work of nuclear power plants, but the staff is forced to coordinate all technical decisions with their commander. All employees of the station at the entrance to it are carefully inspected by armed invaders, and currently people do not have the opportunity to work quietly and have a good rest (which is impossible under occupation), nuclear and radiation safety are under threat.
In the satellite city, the station of the military, including the "police" and riot police, has not decreased, the flags of Ukraine have been removed from almost all administrative buildings. The psychological state of the city's residents is difficult, as the occupiers are increasing the information pressure on them, trying to sway them to their side and achieve "interaction", and distribute false leaflets.
The actual blockade of the city continues, so there are still problems with fuel, food supplies and essential medicines. For more than 10 days, there has been no news of the abducted first deputy mayor, Ivan Samoidyuk, who did not agree to cooperate with Russian troops, but instead coordinated humanitarian aid for the city.
Earlier today, almost all Russian troops left the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and signed the "Act of Deed-Acceptance and transfer of protection" of the station. Currently, a small number of occupiers remain at the station. Energoatom also confirmed the information of the trenches that the Russian military was building directly in the Red Forest - the most polluted in the entire Exclusion Zone.
In addition, there is evidence that Russian soldiers who are besieging the town of Slavutych are currently forming a column to move towards Belarus.