Nuclear power plant vulnerability during military conflict - Ukraine technical briefing, Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Nuclear power plants present unique hazards in terms of the potential consequences resulting from a severe accident. Nuclear reactors and their associated high level spent fuel stores are vulnerable to natural disasters, as Fukushima Daiichi showed, but they are also vulnerable in times of conflict.

This brief seeks to explain some of the hazards and potential consequences that exist today in Ukraine.

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