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Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster
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Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Europe's largest nuclear plant said plans are underway to shut down its only remaining operational reactor, as ongoing fighting in Ukraine continues to stoke fears of a potentially catastrophic radiation accident.The stability of Zaporizhzhia, a Russian-controlled nuclear plant in southern Ukraine that is also one of the largest atomic power stations in the world, has been a source of international concern for weeks. Shelling in the plant's vicinity has repeatedly cut transmission lines that connect it to the surrounding power grid and provide the electricity necessary to run systems that cool the reactors. Jeopardizing the plant's cooling systems increases risks of a meltdown. Nuclear operator Energoatom announced on Sunday that Zaporizhzhia had been reconnected to Ukraine's el...
IAEA Chief Grossi Plans News Conference at Vienna Airport Around 1800 GMT
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IAEA Chief Grossi Plans News Conference at Vienna Airport Around 1800 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will hold a news conference on Friday around 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) upon his return from Ukraine, where he led a mission to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the watchdog said.The news conference will be held at Vienna airport after Grossi lands there, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement, amending the time from a previous statement that said it would be around 8:30 p.m..(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Gareth Jones)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link