Ukraine bombs nuclear waste storage site inside Zaporozhye NPP – official « Aletho News

While the reactor itself can only be destroyed with a tactical nuclear weapon, the coolant systems and waste storage are far more vulnerable and damage to them could easily cause a disaster, the official said. Ukrainian troops have already fired “several dozen” heavy projectiles at the cooling systems, Rogov added. If they succeed in disabling such a system, it could produce a meltdown bigger than the 1986 catastrophe at Chernobyl.

Russian requests to the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect the site first hand have been met with excuses that inspectors can only access the station via Kiev, and Ukraine can’t guarantee their safe passage.

Ukraine bombs nuclear waste storage site inside Zaporozhye NPP – official « Aletho News