The plant, about 200 kilometers northwest of the Russian port of Mariupol, has been under Russian supervision since Moscow troops captured it early in the war, but Ukrainian personnel continue to operate the facility. The six-unit Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant reactors are Russian-designed VVER-1000 (V-320) units that were put into service between 1984 and 1995.Ukraine's Kotin noted that the danger of projectiles hitting spent containers of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel was especially serious. The world's worst civil nuclear disaster occurred in 1986, when a reactor exploded at the Chornobyl complex in northwestern Ukraine. In 1996, the former nuclear entity Goskomatom created a new nuclear services company, the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom.
In order to diversify the supply of nuclear fuel, Energoatom began implementing the Ukrainian Nuclear Fuel Rating Project (UNFQP) for VVER-1000 fuel. Grossi said Ukrainian authorities had informed him that, although regular personnel continue to operate the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, any management action of the plant, including measures related to the technical operation of the six reactor units, requires the prior approval of the Russian Force Commander Russian women who took control of the site last week. This would allow greater use of Ukraine's nuclear capacity and consists of generating funds to pay for the increase in that capacity in Khmelnitski by completing units 3% 264.Article 56 of the 1979 Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions contains a provision stating that nuclear power plants “shall not become objects of attack, even if these objects are military objectives, if such an attack may result in the release of dangerous forces and consequent serious losses among the population civil. In the World Nuclear Association reactor table, K 3% 264 are listed as under construction, but construction is currently suspended.
The EC said that the approval of this Euratom funding a few days before the permanent closure of Chernobyl gives a clear signal of the Commission's commitment to nuclear safety. The computers at the site were looted or damaged, but the actual nuclear equipment at the decommissioned plant was not affected. The Ukrainian military launched drone strikes against Russian forces stationed at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Ukraine said the new Russian bombardments damaged three radiation sensors and injured a worker at the Zaporizhia power plant, in the second impact in consecutive days on Europe's largest nuclear facility.
Nuclear fuel produced from these Ukrainian components by TVEL in Russia is sent to nuclear power plants in Ukraine. It is intended for research in nuclear physics, as well as for the production of isotopes, in particular for nuclear medicine.