Ukraine conflict and nuclear energy information

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Ukraine: Russia-Ukraine War and Nuclear Energy

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has impacted the country's nuclear power facilities. This page provides a summary of the latest developments.

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Ukraine is heavily dependent on nuclear energy – it has 15 reactors generating about half of its electricity.

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Chernobyl Accident

The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel. Two Chernobyl plant workers died on the night of the accident, and a further 28 people died within a few weeks as a result of acute radiation poisoning.

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