Russian Shelling Forces Ukraine Nuclear Plant to Run on Backup Generators
Ukraine said its Zaporizhzhia nuclear-power plant has been disconnected from the power grid after Russian shelling damaged transmission lines and left the facility reliant on diesel generators.
Two remaining high-voltage transmission lines linking the plant to the Ukrainian power system were damaged following fresh Russian attacks, state nuclear-energy company Energoatom said on Thursday.
The facility had 15 days’ worth of fuel to run the 20 diesel generators that had been activated, it said, and two of its units were being switched to a cold shutdown mode.
“The countdown has begun,”...