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Zaporizhzhia N-plant cut off from electrical grid for 1st time: Ukraine

Fires broke out in the ash pits of a coal plant located near the Zaporizhzhia plant - Europe's largest nuclear facility - and damaged the power lines connecting it to the grid

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Overview of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and fires, in Enerhodar in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine (Photo: Reuters)

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The last two working reactors at the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant were disconnected from Ukraine's electricity grid on Thursday after nearby fires damaged overhead power lines, Ukraine's state nuclear company Energoatom said.

Fires broke out in the ash pits of a coal plant located near the Zaporizhzhia plant - Europe's largest nuclear facility - and damaged the power lines connecting it to the grid, the company said.

"As a result, the station's two working power units were disconnected from the network," Energoatom said in a statement.

The plant's security systems were working normally and work was under way to reconnect one of

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 9:14 PM IST

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