Russian Attack on Europe’s Largest Nuke Reactor Raises Safety Fears for All 15 Ukrainian Nuke Plants

Russian Attack on Europe’s Largest Nuke Reactor Raises Safety Fears for All 15 Ukrainian Nuke Plants

The Russian attack on, and subsequent fire at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia – located in , has raised serious concerns about the safety of all 15 of the country’s nuclear plants.

The head of Ukraine’s nuclear-power utility earlier had called on international monitors to intervene to ensure the safety of the country’s 15 Soviet-era reactors even before seized Zaporizhzhia. (RELATED: Russia War Brief – Ukraine Counterattacks and Strikes Russian Armored Column Stalled Outside Kyiv)

Recall, the world’s worst nuclear reactor accident occurred in 1986 at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine bordering Belarus when it was still part of the Soviet Union.

Reuters reported that:

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine called the Russian assault on the Zaporizhzhia plant a “war crime.” Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said it showed how reckless the Russian invasion has been. “It just raises the level of potential catastrophe to a level that nobody wants to see.” 

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