Ukraine war live – Nuclear chief in grave warning of ‘very high risk’ if shelling near plant continues

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SHELLING and military combat near Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant is extremely dangerous and brings “very high risk” of nuclear disaster.

The head of Ukraine‘s state nuclear power plant has given a very worrying warning over fighting and shelling near Zaporizhzhia, which is currently being occupied by Russian soldiers.

Not only are the nuclear reactors at risk near Nuclear Power Plant, there is also containers holding highly radioactive material.

It is thought there is around 174 containers holding the very radioactive substances.

Energoatom’s chief, Petro Kotin, said the containers hold the most dangerous substances on the site, and if they are shelled it could cause a huge radioactive cloud.

He said the that explosions could distribute the substances “around this place and then we will have like a radiation cloud and then the weather will decide… which direction the cloud goes.”

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