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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Europe’s largest nuclear power plant attacked

Russian troops have occupied Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, where a fire that had threatened potential disaster was extinguished in the early hours of Friday morning.

The power plant’s six reactors remain intact, though the compartment auxiliary buildings for reactor unit 1 had been damaged, The plant’s reactors are being “safely shut down”.

Reports of the fire raised concern from world leaders and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) — who called for a stop to fighting around the facility — though the IAEA said Ukrainian authorities had reported background radiation levels were normal and the fire had not affected “essential” equipment.


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