Employees at Zaporizhzhia are working at gunpoint. Despite assurances earlier today (Friday) that the fire had been dealt with, the potential for problems here following the sudden shutting down of the reactors is real and present. Zaporizhzhia represents an existential threat to Europe. CNN report below, via Facebook.
Back in August, Greenpeace warned that the six-reactor Zaporizhia plant was vulnerable to “direct bombardment” if caught in the conflict, and that its reactors were not protected from weapons. “There are many armour-piercing weapons in the region, which could penetrate these protective covers,” Greenpeace nuclear expert Tobias Münchmeyer told German newspaper Deutsche Welle.
Physicist Bohdan Sokolovskyi has also previously warned about the safety of the plant, saying it was the “most problematic in Ukraine”.