In the event of a disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the authorities evacuate residents of three regions
The threat of an emergency situation at the ZNPP is growing against the backdrop of Russian shelling of the station’s territory, as well as information that the enemy has mined it.
In the event of a disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP), the authorities of the region will be forced to evacuate the population within a radius of 50 kilometers around the plant. This was announced on Tuesday, August 9, by the head of the Zaporozhye Regional Military Administration Alexander Starukh during the all-Ukrainian telethon.
“There are clear plans for the evacuation of the population in situations where a nuclear emergency may occur on the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP. In peacetime, these plans were worked out … According to these plans, 275,000 people from the 50-kilometer zone are subject to resettlement. These are residents of Zaporozhye, Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk areas,” he said.
At the same time, Starukh stressed that the reactors at the ZNPP are quite reliable and designed for different situations and can withstand strikes.
“However, the situation with the storage of spent nuclear fuel is more complicated,” he said.
It should be noted that Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal called on the world community to influence the Russian Federation so that it withdraws its military from the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, adjacent territories and Energodar.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian invaders mined the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and threatened to undermine it.