The water level in the Kakhov reservoir, which supplies the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, continues to fall. This was reported by the IAEA press service.
The racist invaders were not prepared for the consequences of blowing up the Kakhovska HPP. Therefore, the army of the Russian Federation suffered significant losses in manpower, in addition, it lost several field warehouses with ammunition. This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The occupiers were not prepared for the consequences of blowing up the Kakhovska HPP dam, they suffered losses in manpower, weapons and military equipment. In particular, there are injured, dead and missing in units of the 7th Airborne Assault Division and the 22nd Army Corps of the USSR. Also, several field warehouses with ammunition and provisions, automobile and armored vehicles, and other military property were lost in the indicated units.
At the same time, on June 6, a mass evacuation of the civilian population from the city of Kakhovka took place, during which people used their own automobile transport. Along with the civilian population, the Russian occupiers used the evacuation routes. During this movement, the invaders used local residents as human shields.
The water level in the Kakhov reservoir, which supplies the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, continues to fall. But there are backup options at the facility and there is no short-term risk to nuclear safety. This was reported by the IAEA press service.
If and when the water level in the "Kakhovsky Reservoir" drops below 12.7 meters, the ZNPP will no longer be able to pump water to replenish reserves at the site. Because the full extent of the damage to the dam is not yet known and the rate of water loss varies, it is impossible to predict exactly when it might occur. However, if the current rate continues, this level may be reached in the next few days.
"Even at such a low level, the existing water in the sprinkler and cooling basins of the ZNPP site, as well as in the adjacent channels, can still be used for some time to cool the reactors and holding basins in the reactor buildings, which may otherwise be damaged," said CEO Grossi .
A large cooling pond next to the site — the main alternative source of water for the nuclear power plant without a reservoir — is now full, with enough water to supply the plant for several months as the six reactors are in shutdown mode. Also, if necessary, the site can access a deep pit filled with water in the area of the cargo port of the ZNPP, the water supply system of the nearest city of Energodar, and also use mobile pumps and fire engines to deliver water.
The IAEA team was informed by the plant that it had taken measures to limit water consumption so that water was used only for essential activities related to nuclear safety, such as cooling reactors and spent fuel pools.
Director General Grossi noted that Ukraine conducted stress tests after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, in particular, under the scenario of a breakthrough of the New Kakhovskaya Dam.
At the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, there is readiness for such measures, which will help the staff to cope with this new difficult situation. But, obviously, it makes the already very difficult and unpredictable nuclear safety situation even more difficult, - he said.
Earlier, the media of Nikopol reported that in the Nikopol district, two water canals stopped due to a critical drop in the water level in the reservoir. They also wrote about the fact that the Ministry of Health warns about the danger of infectious diseases due to the disaster at the Kakhovska HPP.
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DATE OF CREATION: 2023-06-09 09:43:09 · READERS: 233