STANISLAV POHORILOV — THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2022, 16:46
Energoatom, a Ukrainian state enterprise operating nuclear power stations in this country, has denied information about power unit No. 2 of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) being on fire, and explained what has happened.
Source: press service of Energoatom
Quote: "Telegram channels are spreading false information about power unit No. 2 of the ZNPP being on fire. We hereby officially confirm that this is not true. As of 15:40, 29 September 2022, no fires have been detected in power units of the ZNPP."
Details: Energoatom added that an emergency, not related to the fire, could occur due to a mine explosion, since the perimeter around the power plant is mined by occupiers, and explosions happen because of wild animals (boars, foxes, dogs) wandering around.
Today, there was an explosion on the perimeter, on a line of voltage supply to an oxygen station of power unit No. 6. The explosion damaged the line, and a power surge resulted in a short circuit in one of the voltage transformators, causing minor smoke.
There was no need to involve a fire brigade, which arrived at the scene.
On 6 September, IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] published a report on their visit to Enerhodar [the occupied city in Zaporizhzhia Oblast] and confirmed that Russia had military personnel and equipment deployed on the territory of the ZNPP.
Serhii Kyslytsia, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, stated that Russians had tried to put pressure on Rafael Grossi, Director General of IAEA, during the preparation of the report on the ZNPP status.