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Radioactive leak at major Ukrainian nuclear plant

A radioactive leak has been detected at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe, a media report says, citing the country’s emergency services. Ukrainian officials have denied the report.

LifeNews published what it claims is a leaked report by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, which denies an earlier assessment by the plant’s authorities that the radiation at the facility is equal to the natural background following an incident on Sunday.

RT is trying to verify the report.

Ukrainian authorities have denied the Russian media report that a radioactive leak had taken place at the plant, Reuters reported.

The plant works normally, there have been no accidents,” an energy ministry official told the news agency. No official comment on whether the leaked documents are authentic has been provided.


14 Comments on "Radioactive leak at major Ukrainian nuclear plant"

  1. Plantagenet on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 9:56 am 

    Those old soviet nukes are pieces of junk

  2. Makati1 on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 10:37 am 

    But the ones in Japan that were built by GE(Fukushima)are ok?

    The same VVER power stations are used by Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, India, Iran, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.

  3. ghung on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 10:55 am 

    Plant: “Those old soviet nukes are pieces of junk”

    Actually, Plant, the VVER-1000 is considered as a quite well-designed PWR with redundant cooling loops and emergency cooling systems. They’ve been built in many countries. Whether or not these Ukrainian reactors have been properly operated and maintained is another issue.

  4. JuanP on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 11:01 am 

    I think this plant should be closed and all the radioactive fuel and waste should be removed ASAP. Ukraine is a failed state that is likely to collapse horribly as the American-Russian proxy war there escalates further in the future. Leaving that thing running is asking for trouble.

    I do understand this will never happen because Ukraine would collapse from closing this plant, so what wil happen is that this plant will remain a high risk for the foreseeable future.

    In the long run, this plant and the territory around it could rejoin the rest of Novorossiya as a new nation state with friendly relations with Russia.

    I expect Novorossiya to eventually extend from Karkiv, through Luhansk, Donetsk, Mariupol, and Odessa, maybe even all the way to Transnistria on the West, and possibly including Dnipropetrovsk in the center, too. All areas East of the River Dniepper will most likely end under some form of Russian control, IMO

  5. dissident on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 11:20 am 

    The criminal idiots in Kiev are trying to use Westinghouse fuel assemblies to run Soviet reactors. These Westinghouse rods have been proven by previous experience not to work. Their composition and geometry is not compatible. Instead of facing reality, the Kiev coup zealots fired every staff member who resisted their diktat. So they managed to create serious problems. What else is new.

  6. bobinget on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 12:10 pm 

    That white stuff isn’t snow but radioactive ash.

  7. penury on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 12:13 pm 

    dissident, your reasoning is unpossible, the empire only selects and pays for the best and brightest in any nation we buy.

  8. Kenz00 on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 12:29 pm 

    It is time to start closing down the oldest nuclear power plants and begin to clean up the leftover mess. Shut them down before they become older and more likely to have some kind of failure.

    When we begin to close them down we will truly see how expensive nuclear energy really is……. and that the public was sold snake oil by the nuclear hucksters.

    There are plenty of safer, cleaner and cheaper ways to generate electricity.

  9. JuanP on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 2:50 pm 

    This is the plant’s Wiki.

    It is the largest NPP in Europe and the fifth largest NPP in the world. Its six reactors were built from 1985 to1995. It is neither old nor obsolete.

    I have also read multiple reports of Ukraine considering or trying to use inadequate Western fuel, but don’t know if it’s true or even possible. I believe the Russian fuel used there is unique and only made in Russia, but I could be wrong. I know Russia is on the record as saying they will provide the fuel necessary, but the Nazi retards in Kiev hate Russia and are looking for non existent alternatives.

  10. Speculawyer on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 5:26 pm 

    You break it, you bought it, Putin.

  11. Makati1 on Wed, 31st Dec 2014 7:19 pm 

    You can own a Lamborghini, but if you don’t keep the oil pan full …

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