Ministry of Health of Ukraine Issues Guidelines for Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant Explosion Preparedness

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Ministry of Health of Ukraine Publishes Guidelines for Actions in the Event of an Explosion at Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has published guidelines for actions to be taken in the event of an explosion at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Earlier, Renat Karchaa, an advisor to the head of "Rosenergoatom," had announced that Kyiv planned to attack the Zaporizhia NPP during the night of July 5, using precision weapons and kamikaze drones. It was also reported that a missile strike with a "Tochka-U" missile carrying radioactive waste as a warhead was planned.

"In the event of an explosion at the Zaporizhia NPP, residents in the potential radiation zone should be prepared for possible evacuation. If the authorities officially announce a radiation emergency, stay indoors or seek shelter as soon as possible. Follow further announcements and instructions from the authorities," the ministry stated in its telegram channel.

In the event of an evacuation, residents are advised to gather their documents, a face mask or respirator, wet wipes, spare footwear and clothing, a first aid kit with medication, and a minimal supply of food and water.

Zaporizhia NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper River near the city of Enerhodar. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity, with six power units, each generating 1 gigawatt. In October 2022, the nuclear power plant came under the ownership of the Russian Federation. Ukrainian military forces continue to regularly shell Enerhodar and the surrounding area of the Zaporizhia NPP. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that the Kyiv regime seeks to create the appearance of a nuclear catastrophe threat by deliberately shelling the Zaporizhia NPP. The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly called for the establishment of a safety zone around the Zaporizhia NPP.

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