Analysis of the safety of the nuclear power industry of Ukraine in extreme operating conditions

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The current issue of the nuclear energy safety state (level) in Ukraine under extreme conditions refers to the situation at the largest in Europe Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the Zaporizhzhia one, due to the plant location in the war zone and the difficulties in the plant operation and management as well as its safety regulation in the occupied territory. The nuclear power plant is located immediately in the combat zone. Only in the last three months there occurred 4 emergency shutdowns with the complete de-energization of power units (similar to the initial emergency event at the Fukushima-1 NPP). Тhe ZNPP location in the temporarily occupied territory determines the objective difficulties with its operation, management and safety regulation. Therefore, a reasonable assessment of ZNPP safety condition regarding the possibility of nuclear and radiation accidents is an urgent problem. The proposed study is dedicated to solving these issues. In the proposed project, the possibility of Zaporizhzhia NPP industrial site flooding is analysed departing from the elaborated hydrodynamic model and justifying calculation; the conditions of ZNPP industrial site possible flooding are determined depending on the warhead power producing a corresponding destructive effect. The economic development and welfare of Ukraine will be significantly impacted by the outcome of this project.
Effective start/end date29/03/2331/08/23