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New rocket strike on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Updated: 2022-08-08 16:52:04 KST

Over the weekend, rockets struck Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe.
While the radiation levels are reportedly within normal range, the attack urged the UN Secretary General to call for an access to the plant.
Lee Shi-hoo reports.

Ukraine on Sunday accused Russia of launching rockets at its Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe.
The plant is located in the southeastern city of Enerhodar, which has been under the control of Russian troops since early March.
According to Ukraine's state-run nuclear power company Energoatom, rockets launched on Saturday night struck close to a dry storage facility, where over 1-hundred-70 casks with spent nuclear fuel were being kept.
Explosions blew out windows and one worker was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds.
Three radiation monitoring detectors were also damaged, and the plant's owners say this will make the timely detection and response to a leakage "impossible."
This was the second time the plant was hitfollowing an attack on Friday.
Ukraine and Russia have traded blame for the attacks.
After the second attack,UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres on Monday called for international inspectors to be given access to the plant.
"I hope that those attacks will end, and at the same time I hope that the IAEA will be able to have access to the plant and to exercise its mandate competencies."

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of waging "nuclear terror".
"This is the largest nuclear station on our continent and any shelling is an overt blatant crime, a terrorist act."

According to the Washington Post quoting a Ukrainian official on Sunday, the plant's radiation levels are still within normal range.
Meanwhile, according to Ukrainian and Turkish officials,four more ships carrying Ukrainian grain set sail from Black Sea Ports on Sunday.
The ships contain almost 170-thousand tons of corn and other foodstuffs.
Ukraine, Russia, Turkiye, and the United Nations reached an agreement on grain shipments back in July in Istanbul, allowing grain vessels to operate out of ports in southern Ukraine.
Lee Shi-hoo, Arirang News.
Reporter : slee@arirang.com
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