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IAEA says no critical impact on safety after power loss at Chernobyl – Metro US

IAEA says no critical impact on safety after power loss at Chernobyl

FILE PHOTO: A New Safe Confinement structure at the Chernobyl
FILE PHOTO: A New Safe Confinement structure at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is seen behind the abandoned town of Pripyat

VIENNA (Reuters) – The loss of power at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine does not have any critical impact on safety, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Heat load of spent fuel storage pool and volume of cooling water at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sufficient for effective heat removal without need for electrical supply,” the IAEA said in a statement.

(Reporting by John Irish, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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