Today in social networks there were reports on a fire at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
The mayor of Energodar, Dmitry Orlov, said that “as a result of continuous shelling” of buildings and blocks of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, a fire started at the station. He called it a “threat to global security.” The station itself also confirms information about the fire.
“A threat to world security! As a result of the enemy’s continuous shelling of buildings and units of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is on fire!” he said.
Energodar is not the largest city in Ukraine, but it has the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. And if it is bombed or under rocket fire, the world will face an atomic catastrophe.
First, the cloud will blow on Europe, after which the radioactive water will flow into the Black Sea and further into the Mediterranean Sea. This will be an accident much worse than Chernobyl, since Chernobyl stood on the small river Pripyat, which was cut off by dams, and here we are talking about the Dnieper and the seas, on the coast of which hundreds of millions of people live.
Now, judging by the broadcast, the shelling has stopped, but the fire continues.
The fire in the training building of the Zaporozhye NPP was localized on an area of 2,000 square meters.
More than 40 firefighters began to put out a fire in the training building of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports. The fire began after a night shelling of the nuclear power plant, three upper floors of a five-story building were engulfed in fire.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tweeted :
The US Department of Energy has activated its nuclear incident response team and is monitoring developments in consultation with the White House. Currently, the radiation levels near the plants are stable.
The plant’s reactors are protected by strong containment structures and the reactors are safely shut down.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made an emergency video message at night. He said the fire could become “a second Chernobyl and even more.”
“We do not know how the fire at the station will end, when there will be an explosion or when it will not happen, God forbid. No one will calculate this to the end,” Zelensky said.
Residents of Energodar will not be evacuated right now because of the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, which was shelled at night, said the head of the regional administration Alexander Starukh. But the evacuation plan, he said, is already being prepared. How many people can be evacuated is unclear. Before the war, about 50 thousand people lived in Energodar.
We are at the 11th hour before we witness a catastrophe and perhaps it is time for the world and everyone involved into this prologue to Apocalypsis to take some more active action, before its too late.