#information Scientists release new forecast for spread of radiation in event of accident at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant #WorldNews
ALONA MAZURENKO — MONDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER, 2022, 21:43
In the event of an accident at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), radioactive contamination would primarily have an effect on the south of Ukraine, together with Crimea, after which transfer on to Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.
Source: Research of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center
Quote: “The result of simulation of conditional emission at the ZNPP starting at 17:33 (Kyiv) on 4/09/2022 that lasted for 15 hours shows that on 4 September, air masses can transport ZNPP emissions to the south over the territory of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson Oblasts and the entire territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea.
After passing over the Black Sea, the air masses will begin to move west to the territory of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.”
Details: Simulation of the motion of atmospheric lots, that are mainly the carriers of the ZNPP emission merchandise in the event of a conditional radiation accident inside 72 hours, was carried out based mostly on a world climate forecast.
Scientists additionally modelled comparable accidents at the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant, Rivne Nuclear Power Plant, and Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant.
It is famous that the radiation background in the ZNPP commentary zone throughout the interval from 4 August to five September 2022 remained secure.
At the start of a full-scale struggle, Russia seized the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant; on 4 March, it captured the ZNPP, creating dangers of a radiation catastrophe. In mid-March, the invaders had some ammunition blown up on the territory of the ZNPP.
On 15 July, Energoatom [the Ukrainian company that runs all nuclear power plants in this country] reported that the Russians are putting in missile systems on the territory of the ZNPP; later, they used them to shell the vicinities of Nikopol.
On 1 September, mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived at the ZNPP in occupied Enerhodar.
On 2 September, Rafael Grossi, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that after the mission is over, the ZNPP will stay in operation with two representatives of the organisation inspecting it.
On 5 September, 4 of the six individuals of the IAEA mission accomplished their work and left the territory of the ZNPP, whereas two representatives of the organisation remained at the station.
On 5 September, a hearth occurred on account of the Russian assault. The final energy line connecting the ZNPP to the Ukrainian energy system was disconnected.
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