Zaporozhye NPP has been restored, connected Ukrainian grid
The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant has been restored and reconnected to the Ukrainian national grid after being out o service since September 11.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Saturday that Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) has been restored and reconnected to the Ukrainian national grid after depending on generators and backup lines for over a week.
According to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi "Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) is once again receiving electricity directly from the national grid after engineers repaired one of the four main external power lines that have all been damaged during the conflict."
On September 11, a member of the main council of the Zaporozhye region administration, Vladimir Rogov, told Sputnik that the last operating power unit of the ZNPP has been shut down.
The ZNPP fell under the control of Russian forces after the start of the war and has been targeted frequently by artillery shells from the Ukrainian forces, raising international concerns over a possible nuclear accident.
On September 1, the IAEA sent a 14-person team to the site, including its Director General Rafael Grossi, to assess the situation at the plant. At least two members of the team were to remain there on a permanent basis to ensure the facility's safety.
Recent reports show that there hasn't been any recent shelling at or close to the ZNPP, despite the unstable circumstances surrounding the facility.
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