July 5 () –
The Ukrainian company Energoatom has stressed this Wednesday that the water level in the cooling pond of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, occupied in southern Ukraine and controlled by Russian forces, is “stable” and has pointed out that the situation “is under control” despite the impact of the June destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson province.
“Despite the fact that the Russian occupiers undermined the Kajovka hydroelectric dam, the situation is stable and under control,” he said, before stressing that early this Wednesday “the water level in the cooling pond of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has not changed”. “Currently it stands at 16.56 meters,” he detailed.
In this sense, he pointed out that the water level in the canal that supplies water to the pond is 11.15 meters, while emphasizing that “the water level in the canal has not dropped significantly in times recent”. “Their indicators no longer depend on the Kajovka reservoir,” she explained.
“It is necessary to remember that there are units of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant that have not been operating since September 2022, so there has been no evaporation of water in the cooling pond,” Energoatom has settled.
The message has been published a day after the power plant, the largest in Europe, was left without the main line that connects it to the electricity grid for a few hours, forcing it to depend on a support route that was reconnected just three days ago, after four months of power cuts due to attacks in the area.
The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, asserted after that that “this time” the plant has avoided being completely without external supply, but warned that the new cut “demonstrates the precarious security situation “. The UN has repeatedly expressed its concern about a possible accident and has called for the creation of a security zone.
On the other hand, Russia and Ukraine continue to hurl accusations at each other about possible incidents in the future. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have warned on Telegram of the preparation “in the near future” of a Russian “provocation” in the vicinity of the plant, while Renat Karchaa, a senior official of the Russian company Rosenergoatom, has made public suspicions about a possible Ukrainian attack against the plant with high-precision weapons and drones.