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    Russian attacks have not put Poland at nuclear risk says atomic agency

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    On Thursday, Poland’s National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) declared that the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is not a threat to Poland despite the fact that the plant has lost access to its external power supply.

    After being targeted by Russian forces, the plant lost its electricity. It is now relying on a Diesel-powered backup generator, which has enough fuel to last for 10 days. If the outside power is not returned by then, the plant may suffer a malfunction, leading to potentially catastrophic consequences.

    The PAA further noted that the plant is located 840 km away from Poland providing an extra layer of protection from potential nuclear contamination.

    On Thursday, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, asked for the establishment of a safety perimeter around the plant.

    Since March 4, 2022, Russian forces have been occupying Zaporizhzhia, the largest nuclear plant in Europe. Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly expressed alarm over the plant’s situation, stressing that it could create a security risk for Ukraine, Europe, and the world.

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