Russian occupiers fired missiles at the Zaporizhzhya NPP damaging radiation monitoring sensors
According to Energoatom, on the evening of August 6, 2022, the Russian occupiers once again fired rockets at the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the city of Energodar. They hit the site of the ZNPP directly next to the station’s dry storage for spent nuclear fuel (DSSNF).
Three radiation monitoring sensors around the DSSNF were damaged due to enemy rocket attacks. Therefore, timely detection and response in case of deterioration of the radiation situation or leakage of radiation from containers of spent nuclear fuel are currently impossible.
About 800 square meters of window surfaces in various buildings of the station were damaged due to numerous small fragments from the explosions. The Russian military also fired near the territory of the building structures plant and at the water intake of the city of Energodar.