The IAEA warns: There is a risk of an accident at the nuclear power plant. Even so, there are still explosions

A strong explosion rocked the Ukrainian city of Enerhodar on Tuesday. In the city, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant and which is under Russian administration, the electricity and running water stopped shortly afterwards.

Strong explosions shook Ukraine’s Enerhodar in the Zaporozhye region. “On Tuesday at 12:20 p.m., the residents of Enerhodar reported loud explosions that reverberated through the city,” the mayor of the city, Dmytro Orlov, announced in a telegram.

However, that was not all. Shortly after the explosions, electricity stopped flowing in the city, which is currently held by the Russian occupation administration. Residents do not even have running water. Currently, work is being done to find out what caused the explosion and also to eliminate the defects.

Enerhodar is located in close proximity to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, which has been the target of shelling in the past. Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were working at the power plant until Monday. They investigated the operability and security of the power plant.

In a report published by the IAEA on Tuesday, the agency called for an end to the fighting over the power plant. The energy complex is damaged by shelling. The inspection also discovered damage near the nuclear reactors. Neutrality would also apply to the vicinity of the nuclear power plant.

The article is in Czech

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