The incompetent actions of the Russian occupiers and Rosatom workers on November 14 led to a partial blackout at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
The occupiers caused a blackout at the ZNPP
On November 14, the Zaporizhia NPP occupied by the Russian army was partially de-energized.
This was reported by the press service of "Energoatom" on Facebook.
These data were confirmed by IAEA inspectors at the site of the temporarily occupied ZNPP.
Energoatom emphasized that due to the complete unprofessionalism of the Russian occupiers, the leading equipment is constantly degrading at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, and the number of dangerous cases of its failure is increasing. The presence of nuclear workers at Europe's largest nuclear facility threatens nuclear and radiation safety.
Since the beginning of the occupation of the Zaporizhzhya NPP by rioters, there have been seven complete blackouts there.
The Russians want to conduct emergency drills at the ZNPP
The occupation administration of the Zaporizhzhya NPP plans to conduct emergency drills in November. It has been the first since the seizure of the power plant in early March 2022.
It is also noted that after the closure last month of the reactor housing of power unit No. 3, which remained open after maintenance in 2022, the occupying management of the NPP informed the IAEA experts that "hydraulic tests of the steam generators of the power unit are now underway, which will be completed over the weekend, after which tests on the primary and secondary cooling circuits". It was confirmed to IAEA experts on Friday that power unit No. 3 will be in a "cold" state after the completion of hydraulic tests.
In addition, the IAEA experts were told that the occupation management of the ZNPP does not plan to restart any of the power units, four of which are in "cold" and two in "hot" reserve to generate steam for various functions of nuclear safety and heating of Energodar in winter.