Danger of Radiation Leaks in Chernobyl as Power Is Lost – Update-Exaggerated News

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The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was taken over by Russian forces last month, has stopped transmitting data to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations atomic watchdog has said. The Chernobyl site is not currently operational and handling of nuclear material has been halted.

Since Chernobyl has lost power, Ukraine fears there will be radiation leaks as a result. The Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister demands Russians agree to a ceasefire to restore the Chernobyl plant’s power supply.

This is not a meltdown nor is there a danger of one.

The Chernobyl plant in Ukraine has disconnected from the grid allegedly due to damage inflicted by Russian occupying forces, sparking concerns of radioactive contamination if the cooling of spent nuclear fuel stops.

The regulator explained that there are about 20,000 spent fuel assemblies stored at the facility that require constant cooling. Without electricity to cool the pumps, the temperature in the holding pools will increase, prompting the release of radioactive substances into the environment.

“The only electrical grid supplying the Chornobyl NPP and all its nuclear facilities occupied by Russian army is damaged,” Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted Wednesday.  “CNPP lost all electric supply. I call on the international community to urgently demand Russia to cease fire and allow repair units to restore power supply.”

“Reserve diesel generators have a 48-hour capacity to power the Chornobyl NPP,” he added. “After that, cooling systems of the storage facility for spent nuclear fuel will stop, making radiation leaks imminent. Putin’s barbaric war puts entire Europe in danger. He must stop it immediately!”

This isn’t a meltdown as we said and they have about 48 hours to get the cooling system set back up. There are 250 employees held captive at the plant. Ukraine has asked Russia to let the employees rotate to keep them alert.

UPDATE

The development, the IAEA said in a statement Wednesday morning, “violates [a] key safety pillar on ensuring uninterrupted power supply,” but “in this case, IAEA sees no critical impact on safety,”

The development, the IAEA said in a statement Wednesday morning, “violates [a] key safety pillar on ensuring uninterrupted power supply,” but “in this case, IAEA sees no critical impact on safety.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed Ukrainian complaints about safety and said Russian forces were acting responsibly at Chernobyl and other nuclear plants they now control in Ukraine.

“The actions of the Russian military in this dangerous situation were motivated by the necessity to prevent a nuclear provocation from Ukrainian nationalists, who seem to have nothing to lose,” she said, according to the official Russian Tass news agency Wednesday. “As a matter of fact, they have been trained to do it. That is why Russian troops are taking Ukraine’s nuclear facilities under control,” The Washington Times reports.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed Ukrainian complaints about safety and said Russian forces were acting responsibly at Chernobyl and other nuclear plants they now control in Ukraine.

“The actions of the Russian military in this dangerous situation were motivated by the necessity to prevent a nuclear provocation from Ukrainian nationalists, who seem to have nothing to lose,” she said, according to the official Russian Tass news agency Wednesday. “As a matter of fact, they have been trained to do it. That is why Russian troops are taking Ukraine’s nuclear facilities under control.”


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Wormwood
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Wormwood
1 year ago

Is the Duga Radar still there in the forests outside Chernobyl.
I hear the 1980’s called and wants its foreign policy back.
The Russian Woodpecker must be there to transmit to secret agent of the KGB Comrade Trumpski.
Pour out your vodka, comrade and pay up at the pump to show your virtue signal support for Brandon.
You chose to be the one who “sacrifices” with your vote and yes you can.

It's Been Written
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It's Been Written
1 year ago

Wormwood, isn’t that in the Bible?

Stan Chiquita Has Good Banana
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Stan Chiquita Has Good Banana
1 year ago

Shrub looked into the soul of Pooty Poot and knew that a good water color was in order.
The glow from Obama’s halo makes Chernobyl seem like an erector set and electric Zil Trabant cars for all comrades of the collective courtesy of Government Motors.
Yes we can!

GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
1 year ago

Radiation Levels at Chernobyl can be monitored by Satellite and the Russian Army is doing this on the ground. This is likely just nothing but a scare piece! Dmytro Kuleba isn’t exactly a non-partisan source of information. Why hasn’t Ukraine taken care of Chernobyl after over 35 years? Just one more reason for Russia to take over the failed Ukraine State! Russia probably wants know if “Dirt Bomb” construction has been going on at Chernobyl anyway. Is Dmytro Kuleba raising the alarm to cover up what has actually been going on at Chernobyl? There is a whole lot more to the Ukraine invasion than what we are being told. A lot of Western Governments have skeletons in the the Ukraine Closet.