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Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor

Ukraine on Sunday shut down one of the six reactors in its most powerful nuclear power plant for the second time in a month due to an apparent electrical malfunction.

The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant said on its website that radiation levels in the area remained normal and that the station’s other five reactors continued to operate without any problems.

It said the plant’s sixth reactor was “disconnected from the grid by the generator’s internal defence mechanism” early Sunday.

A short circuit in the same plant’s third reactor contributed to power shortages in Ukraine at the start of the month.

The Zaporizhia station, in the southeast of the country, is Europe’s largest and fifth-most powerful in the world.

It generates 40 percent of Ukraine’s nuclear power and switched on its first reactor in 1984.

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  1. Seemab said:

    Nuclear power plants requires safe construction and proper maintenance. The decision taken by the Ukrainian government to shut down the power plant in response to its technical faults is a wise one. I wish countries like India which are still ignorant of how to handle this technology can also learn from this decision and may stop Kudankulam power plant because it is also a faulty nuclear power plant.

  2. Uzman Khan said:

    India must also follow the same path and must end its lust for nuclear energy as decision taken wisely right now will secure their nation.

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