Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk announced this morning that an accident has occurred at the Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in south-east Ukraine.
Yatseniuk said in a news report that he was aware an accident had occurred at the Zaporizhye NPP. News agency Interfax Ukraine reports that the problem occurred at bloc No. 3 – a 1,000-megawatt reactor – and the resulting lack of output had worsened the power crisis in the country. Interfax added that the bloc was expected to come back on stream Dec. 5.
Ukraine is one of Europe’s largest energy consumers and a great share of the energy supply in Ukraine comes from nuclear power.