Yesterday evening, August 6, 2022, the russian occupiers once again fired rockets at the site of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and the town of Enerhodar. They hit the ZNPP site directly next to the on-site Dry Spent Fuel Storage Facility (DSFSF).
Apparently, they aimed specifically at the casks with spent fuel, which are stored in the open near the site of shelling. Currently, there are 174 casks there, each containing 24 assemblies of spent nuclear fuel!
Three radiation monitoring detectors around the ZNPP DSFSF site were damaged due to hostile rocket attacks. Therefore, timely detection and response in case of aggravation of the radiation situation or leakage of radiation from spent nuclear fuel casks are currently impossible.
About 800 square meters of window surfaces in various power plant buildings were damaged due to numerous small fragments from the explosions.
One ZNPP employee was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds caused by the explosion. All the russian military, of whom up to 500 people have been at the ZNPP site since the day of its capture, as well as the personnel of the terrorist Rosatom, sheltered in advance in the bunkers of the plant’s crisis center and technical support center. The russian military also fired near the site of the Building structures plant and at the water intake station of Enerhodar.
This time a nuclear catastrophe was miraculously avoided, but miracles cannot last forever. The actions of russian nuclear terrorists must be urgently put to an end in order to protect Ukraine and the world from a nuclear disaster. Therefore, we once again stress the need for the urgent withdrawal of the armed russian troops from the site of the civilian nuclear facility of Ukraine – ZNNP – and the establishment of a demilitarized zone at the site of the largest in Europe Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant!