Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been shut down again after a power line was destroyed due to continued shelling.
This information was reported by the AP news agency on Saturday, citing Russian-backed authorities.
The incident came a day after a team of UN nuclear agency inspectors arrived at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
Earlier, a fire next to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant damaged power lines due to shelling by Russian troops. This caused the disconnection of the power plant in Zaporizhia.
Russia has been in possession of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant since last March. Russia and Ukraine have been blaming each other for shelling around it. In this situation, it is feared that a radiation accident like Chernobyl may occur.
If the nuclear power plant explodes, thousands of people will be evacuated due to the radioactive cloud. People will flee the area. If the plant is damaged by radiation, the effects will be felt after several years.
After this, toxic clouds will form. Although this cloud cannot be seen with the naked eye. People may get radiation poisoning or cancer due to explosion.
Experts have warned that the radiation could spread across Europe.