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Main power line reconnected to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

 One of the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant’s four main
power lines has been repaired and is supplying the plant with electricity
from the Ukrainian grid two weeks after it went down, the UN nuclear
watchdog has said.

Even though the six reactors at Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s
biggest nuclear power plant, have been shut down, the fuel in them still
needs cooling to avoid a potentially catastrophic meltdown. The plant
therefore needs electricity to pump water through the reactors’ core. The
power supply at Zaporizhzhia has been a source of concern after the last
main line went down and three backup lines that can connect it to a nearby
coal-fired power plant were also disconnected.

 Guardian 17th Sept 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/17/ukraine-main-power-line-restored-at-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-plant-iaea-says

September 20, 2022 - Posted by | safety, Ukraine

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