Radiation levels at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant are within the normal range despite renewed shelling on the site, Ukraine’s nuclear agency Energoatom said on Thursday.
“As of 17:00 (10aET), the radiation background at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is 11-12 μR/h, which corresponds to natural norms,” according to Energoatom.
Energoatom said there was currently no fire at the Russian-occupied plant but accused Moscow of firing on it earlier in the day.
At least 10 shells landed in the area around the nuclear complex, five near the station commander’s office and five near the fire department, the agency said.
“As a result of shelling at the station, it was not possible to carry out a shift handover in time. For the safety of nuclear workers, the buses with the personnel of the next shift were turned back to Enerhodar,” Energoatom said. “Until the situation finally normalizes, the workers of the previous shift will continue to work.”
“The situation at the station is currently under control,” it said.