Power lines at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant being repaired

Kyiv, March 13 ( /Sputnik) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that, according to the Ukrainian regulator, work is continuing to repair the damaged power lines at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). “Regarding the situation at the Chornobyl NPP, the Ukrainian regulator said efforts to repair the damaged power lines were continuing but external electricity supplies remain severed since 9 March. Diesel generators are continuing to provide back-up power to systems relevant for safety, including spent fuel storage facilities at the site of the 1986 accident, and additional fuel deliveries arrived on 11 March, it said,” the IAEA said in a Saturday statement. According to the IAEA, the Director General of Russia’s Rosatom Alexey Likhachev told IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in a telephone call on Saturday that power lines could be extended from Belarus to supply the Chernobyl NPP. Russia informed the IAEA that the management and operation of Chernobyl, as well as the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), is being carried out by Ukrainian personnel, but a group of Russian experts is also providing assistance. /SPUTNIK ACL0818

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