Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Zaporozhye, shuts down

time:2022-12-08 06:06:05 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Power Supply
Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Zaporozhye, shuts down

IT House reported on September 12, according to Xinhua News Agency, Ukraine's State Nuclear Power Company announced on the 11th that the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant had ceased operation. The Ukrainian State Nuclear Power Company stated that in the early morning of the 11th, the last power unit running at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was disconnected from the Ukrainian national grid, and preparations for cooling the unit were in progress. The TASS news agency quoted Rogov, a representative of the local administrative agency in Zaporozhye, as saying on the 11th that the unit was suspended in a controllable manner and is being switched to a "cold shutdown" state, which may be restarted in the future. According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, the representative of the Zaporozhye state government, Rogov, said that the last operating unit of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has ceased operation. "The only operating power unit, Unit 6, has been running at minimum power for the past few days. It stopped running at 3:45 at night. Now it has stopped generating electricity." Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, according to public information , the plant has six nuclear reactors, with only the sixth remaining in operation, and in addition to supporting cooling and other essential safety functions within the station, it also powers homes, factories and other facilities through the grid. On September 3, the fourth and only remaining main transmission line at the nuclear power plant was disconnected from the national grid, with electricity supplied to the grid through only one backup line. On the 10th, one of the lines was restored, allowing the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to receive electricity from the Ukrainian grid, so it was decided to shut down Unit 6 and switch it to the safest cold shutdown state. Earlier, foreign media said that Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling nuclear power plants, and the international community was worried that the shelling of nuclear power plants by both sides may cause a nuclear disaster. Ukraine on September 7 called on residents of the "Russian-occupied zone" around the nuclear power plant to evacuate for their own safety. IT House learned that a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant for inspection in early September, and expressed support for the establishment of a "nuclear safety reserve" around the nuclear power plant.

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