The reactor of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is protected and must remain intact even if a plane crashes into it – Authorities

The reactor of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is protected, it will remain intact even if a plane crashes into it, but the Ukrainian troops hit other weak points of the plant, including the cooling system if damaged, the reactor could spiral out of control, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main board of the regional administration, said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 16, 2022) The reactor of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is protected, it will remain intact even if a plane crashes into it, but Ukrainian troops strike other weak points of the plant, including the cooling system if damaged, the reactor could spiral out of control, said Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main board of the regional administration.

“The reactors are very well protected. There is reinforced concrete in meters, the thickness of the walls. That is to say, in fact, the degree of safety margin of the reactor is so large that even if a plane falls on it from about ten kilometer height and with full tanks the reactor must remain intact. That is, to destroy the reactor it is necessary to use tactical nuclear weapons”, Rogov said on Soloviev’s antenna.

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At the same time, he noted, Ukrainian troops are bombing other weak spots in the plant, a nuclear fuel waste storage facility and a cooling system.

“The reactor constantly needs to be cooled. Several dozen shots were fired precisely at the cooling contour. It is not protected like the reactor. The targets were set (by the Ukrainian army) for precisely hit the cooling system. will happen in this case? In this case, if the reactor overheats and an uncontrollable process can begin. Then, in fact, it will already be a real nuclear bomb, the reactor will explode simply,” Rogov explained.