IAEA chief raises alarm over strikes at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine
- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) raised grave concern about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine
Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
- The largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world.
- Location: southeastern Ukraine
- It was built by the Soviet Union near the city of Enerhodar, on the southern shore of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper river.
- It is operated by Energoatom, who also operate Ukraine's other three nuclear power stations.
- The plant generates nearly half of the country's electricity derived from nuclear power, and more than a fifth of total electricity generated in Ukraine.
- The plant is reportedly controlled by the Russian company Rosatom.
- The plant continues to be operated by Ukrainian staff, under Russian control.
Prelims Take Away
- Location Based Questions
- Dnieper River
- Nuclear Fusion and Fission
- Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant