Here’s What You Need to Know About Power Cuts at Two Ukrainian Nuclear Plants

The catastrophic disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 was caused by an explosion at the Reactor 4 Unit. This expelled a sizeable quantity of radioactive material into the surroundings, alongside a partial meltdown of the reactor core. The last few decades have seen substantial international efforts to safely contain and decontaminate the … Read more

Ukraine invasion: Will Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant cause a meltdown?

Shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has injured two people and caused a fire, but it is unlikely to release radiation unless the situation gets significantly worse Physics 4 March 2022 By Matthew Sparkes A fire at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant following a Russian attack on 4 March Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant/Anadolu Agency … Read more