Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor

December 28, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the memorial in Kiev to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Ukraine on Sunday shut down one of the six reactors in its most powerful nuclear power plant for the second time in a month due to an apparent electrical malfunction.

The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant said on its website that in the area remained normal and that the station's other five reactors continued to operate without any problems.

It said the plant's sixth reactor was "disconnected from the grid by the generator's internal defence mechanism" early Sunday.

A in the same plant's third reactor contributed to power shortages in Ukraine at the start of the month.

The Zaporizhia station, in the southeast of the country, is Europe's largest and fifth-most powerful in the world.

It generates 40 percent of Ukraine's nuclear power and switched on its first reactor in 1984.

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kochevnik
1.7 / 5 (6) Dec 29, 2014
And who forced Ukraine to give up subsidized Russian energy for the "free market"? Why warmongering USA, of course. So their reactors are reacting overtime and now leaking, threatening to Fukushima and whatever "free reactors" are prone to do

Everything the USA touches now turns to s**t. By design
rhsthjnty
4 / 5 (4) Dec 29, 2014
And who forced Ukraine to give up subsidized Russian energy for the "free market"? Why warmongering USA, of course. So their reactors are reacting overtime and now leaking, threatening to Fukushima and whatever "free reactors" are prone to do

Everything the USA touches now turns to s**t. By design


FFS stop being an idiot.
They have an electrical issue:
"due to an apparent electrical malfunction."

that is in no way related to the... US? LOL.
Go to bed bro.
McIek
Dec 29, 2014
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kochevnik
5 / 5 (1) Dec 29, 2014
Why warmongering USA, of course
It's the Russians @McDonalds Clerk http://www.washin...d606.jpg and now they afraid of consequences like every thief. Are you living in USA, huh? You should be expatriated already as a public enemy of democracy. The USA are too kind about you.
Hello uneducated dolt we have a treaty with Ukraine to post 70,000 troops at any and all times in Ukraine. DId you know Finland was a part of the Russian Empire for 108 years? So we are obeying the law. I know you are upset at the CCCP but that is not us. No I do not live in USA I have honeypots and servers there

BTW you post makes no sense just some word salad
Modernmystic
5 / 5 (2) Dec 29, 2014
Everything the USA touches now turns to s**t. By design


Yeah, our reactor melted down and three mile island and hurt NO ONE...

What happened at Chernobyl again? Please, give us a history lesson oh educated one.
gkam
5 / 5 (2) Dec 31, 2014
Oops, they did release radiation, and the cause was the use of different fuel, specifically recommended against, . . . made by Westinghouse.

I will try to find the URL.
viko_mx
3 / 5 (2) Jan 02, 2015
Whatever the reasons the mass media will serve to readers and viewers, someone more familiar people claim that the reason for the emergency shutdown is the replacement of the standard Russian nuclear fuel with American, which is not suited for this type of reactors. In their desire to confront on all fronts with Russia, puppet Ukrainian government can create a second Chernobyl, which is quite alarming. For such thing intelligence is not required. Only servility.
kochevnik
1 / 5 (3) Jan 03, 2015
Everything the USA touches now turns to s**t. By design


Yeah, our reactor melted down and three mile island and hurt NO ONE...

What happened at Chernobyl again? Please, give us a history lesson oh educated one.
Look at what you just did to Ukraine, Nazi sponsor
kochevnik
1 / 5 (3) Jan 04, 2015
Now USA Nazis celebrating torchlight parade commemorating NAZI collaborator Stepan Bandera. Why doesn't Obama and enlightened scientific community condemn Jew-hating NAZIS in Ukraine? Why does USA fund them and pay them $70/day to march in Kyiv and incite world war? Perhaps USA governments sees deep symbiotic relationship with NAZI philosophy. No worries about exploding reactors. Time to fight for the master race, whatever that is. Master race ideally should be radiation-resistant is all I know
kochevnik
not rated yet Jan 16, 2015
And who forced Ukraine to give up subsidized Russian energy for the "free market"? Why warmongering USA, of course. So their reactors are reacting overtime and now leaking, threatening to Fukushima and whatever "free reactors" are prone to do

Everything the USA touches now turns to s**t. By design


FFS stop being an idiot.
They have an electrical issue:
"due to an apparent electrical malfunction."

that is in no way related to the... US? LOL.
Go to bed bro.
You are completely ignorant of the energy crisis you caused in Ukraine under Yulia Tymoshenko. Does sabotaging the sweetheart deal Ukraine had under CCCP spur your recall? Probably not but you're happy to display your ignorance in public in any case

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