Fire breaks out at Ukrainian nuclear power plant


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A fire broke out at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant; Europe’s largest, Ukrainian authorities have reported. The fire broke out after a period of shelling that took place throughout Thursday night.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported no change in radiation levels, the situation is being closely monitored. IAEA, however, did put the Incident and Emergency Centre in full 24/7 response mode.

IAEA also announced that the fire at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant had not affected “essential” equipment, as plant personnel took mitigatory actions.

Meanwhile a regional authority said on social media: “Operational personnel are monitoring the condition of power units.”

Fire brigades were allowed to enter the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

Ukraine has been under attack from Russian armed forces for little more than a week. Several key infrastructure and civilian facilities have been destroyed. The fighting has also left several parts of Ukraine under fire which the authorities have tried to get under control.

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