Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory authority has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Ukrainian engineers have managed to repair a power line that had previously been disconnected.
With this, the largest nuclear plant in Europe has three lines to send the electricity it generates to the grid and, if necessary, obtain energy through them, the IAEA said in a statement.
Although two lines are still not operational, the regulator has assured that the plant’s security systems are fully operational, the note added.
In addition to this facility, Ukraine has three other atomic plants in operation, and in the north is the old Chernobyl, where the most serious atomic accident in history occurred in 1986 and where radioactive material is still stored.
According to the regulator, eight of the 15 reactors in the country are still operating and radiation levels at all plants are “in the normal range.”
On the other hand, the IAEA received a letter from the Russian Federation stating that staff turnover at the Zaporizhia plant “is carried out on a regular basis” and that “there are no problems with spare parts”.
The Russian letter states that since the 14th, “the situation of the electrical supply of the old Chernobyl nuclear plant”, also under Russian control, has been completely stabilized.
The IAEA indicates in its statement that it still does not receive, at its headquarters in Vienna, the transmission of remote data from the monitoring systems installed in Chernobyl.
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