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Zaporizhzhia plant shuts down last reactor amid new bombings

A usina de Zaporizhzhia, a maior do tipo na Europa: ministro da Energia da Ucrânia disse que “o mundo está novamente à beira do desastre nuclear”
The Zaporizhzhia plant, largest of its kind in Europe: Ukraine’s energy minister said “the world is again on the brink of nuclear disaster” | Photo: EFE/EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant deactivated the last reactor still in operation after a fire caused by new bombings in its surroundings, the company said Ukrainian state-owned energy company Energoatom.61890

The Ukrainian authorities also said that “any work repairs on the lines is currently impossible” because of the attacks in the vicinity of the plant.

On Saturday (3), the nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, had already been disconnected from the Ukrainian power grid after several bombings in the region, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Hermann Galushchenko, warned that it is not possible to repair the line, as any work of this kind is currently impossible because of the fighting in the area of ​​the plant.61890

“O my world is once again on the brink of nuclear disaster”, said the minister in his account on the Telegram message service.61890 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly demanded the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops who have been in control of the atomic plant for months.61890

The IAEA mission arrived in Zaporizhzhia last week, following an agreement with Moscow and Kyiv to allow their experts, led by Argentine Rafael Grossi, to work. 61890

After the departure of the team, a permanent mission of the UN agency, composed by two representatives, remained in place.61890

In addition to the total disconnection of this Monday- fair, there had already been an interruption at the end of August, also due to bombings in the central region and for which Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other.61890

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