Risk of radioactive leak at ‘repeatedly shelled’ Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, operator warns

A map of the radioactive leak due to the Fukushima disaster. Picture is symbolic.

Guardian reports: Ukraine’s state energy operator said that “there are risks of hydrogen leakage and sputtering of radioactive substances” at the plant.

Moscow’s troops have repeatedly shelled the site of the nuclear plant over the past day, Energoatom said.

As of midday on Saturday local time (9am GMT) the plant “operates with the risk of violating radiation and fire safety standards”, the operator said in a statement.

Energoatom said that “As a result of periodic shelling, the infrastructure of the station has been damaged, there are risks of hydrogen leakage and sputtering of radioactive substances, and the fire hazard is high.”

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