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What Happened at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and What Are the Implications?

| Mar. 09, 2022

Even amid the ghastly images coming out of Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion on February 24, the footage broadcast from Enerhoder on the night of March 3 was stunning: Russian forces shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a massive facility with six nuclear reactors. Nickolas Roth, senior director for NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security program, explains what happened at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that terrifying night, what could have happened, and what the long-term implications are for nuclear security and nonproliferation efforts around the world.

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For Academic Citation: Roth, Nickolas.“What Happened at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and What Are the Implications?.” Nuclear Threat Initiative, March 9, 2022.

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