Ukraine restores power at its Chernobyl nuclear power

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant energy has been restored after the Russian forces had knocked off the plant

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The power at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been restored on March 13, 2022. There was a once a warning of an increased risk of radiation after the Russian forces had knocked the plant off the energy earlier last week. The ministry of atomic energy at Ukraine said in an online post that the cooling systems would operate on a normal basis after they have been backed by the back-up power. Reports have also said that the officials in Ukraine have warned that there could be a potential radiation leak if a high voltage power connected to the plant is not repaired.

Nearly three weeks, back the Russian force had taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear site. It was just the beginning time of the Russian invasion and that was a time when Mykhailo Podoliak, the Ukrainian president’s adviser said that the nuclear plant is not safe after the pointless and unprovoked attack by Russia. Podoliak added that this is one of the most dangerous threats in Europe.

The Zaporizhzhia the nuclear power plant in Ukraine is one of the largest facilities in Europe and had caught fire last month after the Russian attack that had raised an alarm across the region. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador while talking to the U.N. Security Council said that Russia’s attacks and focus on the nuclear plants can be a big problem for Ukraine. She also warned that the nuclear facilities should not be a part of the conflict and that Russia should not make use of any further force that can pose a risk to the 15 operable reactors located across Ukraine.

Thomas-Greenfield added that the Russian forces are making it hard to maintain safety and security of 37 of its nuclear facilities and the population surrounding it. The Russian invasion has so far killed nearly 549 civilians while more than 2.698 million refugees have fled from the country.

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