Ukraine urges demilitarized zone at nuclear power plant | DW News

Experts say that Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s biggest — is “extremely vulnerable” to meltdown after the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said all safety measures had been “violated” by occupying Russian forces.

If the plant loses grid power due to a potential uptick of fighting in the area, backup generators and batteries are still insufficient to cool, not only the six reactors, but large pools of highly radioactive spent fuel, said Shaun Burnie, nuclear specialist with Greenpeace East Asia.