The Ukrainian government has said they are aware Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant. Chernobyl nuclear power station under the supervision of Russia is shut down and threatened to chill the radioactive material stored there, increasing the possibility of radiation leakage.
The power line connecting this plant has been cut, according to the Ukrainian government’s announcement on Wednesday. The interruption has left the power plant inoperable. The 20,000 fuel assemblies which are stored there could be overheated if the coolant evaporates.
“After that evaporation will occur, that will lead to nuclear discharge,” the Ukrainian government warned. “The winds could carry the radioactive cloud across different regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Europe.
The International Atomic Energy Agency declared the fact that Wednesday Ukraine was informed of the loss of power and called it an attack in violation of”the “key safety pillar” but it found the incident had “no critical impact on safety” in this particular instance.
The Director-General of the agency announced Tuesday that the agency was no longer receiving information from the monitoring systems in the plant, as in other facilities, and that the processing of the nuclear material in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was put on hold.
The plant is under attack and the fighting has made it challenging to finish repairs to the plant. Ukrainian statement said.
When radiation is released “wind can transfer the radioactive cloud to other regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and Europe,” the Ukrainian government warned. “People at Chernobyl are at risk of receiving a dangerous dose of radiation,” the warning said.