Ukraine’s state nuclear agency, Enerhoatom, said parts of the captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant were “seriously damaged” after a station containing oxygen and nitrogen and an “auxiliary building” were struck by shelling. There is now an increased risk of fire and radiation.
On Telegram, the agency said Saturday: “The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is operating at risk of violating the norms of radiation and fire protection.”
“There remains a risk of hydrogen leaking and radioactive particles dispersing, and the risk of fire is also high,” Enerhoatom added.
Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations about who is responsible for the attacks on the plant. The state energy company said Ukrainian power plant personnel were working to maintain safety levels but they remain under threat as…