A large amount of water has been released from the reservoir created by the Khakovka Dam in southern Ukraine, which was partially destroyed on Tuesday. This water was specifically used to cool the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia.
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, in Russian-occupied territory, continues to pump water from the Khakovka Dam reservoir to cool fuel, the International Energy Agency said Thursday evening.
After the inspection, the UN body explained in a press release that “even if the level falls below the threshold of 12.7 meters, pumping operations can continue.”
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However, a little earlier, the operator of the dam announced that the reservoir volume of the partially destroyed Khakovka dam in the south of Ukraine was insufficient to ensure cooling of the plant’s furnaces. Nuclear power plant.
The boss of Ukrainian operator Ukrhydroenergo Igor Syrota explained that the water level, which is “below the critical threshold of 12.7 meters”, is insufficient to supply “the basins of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant” for cooling operations.