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Zaporozhye NPP is the first active NPP in human history subjected to armed attack

Earlier on Sunday, Vladimir Rogov said that Unit 6 was shut down at about 03:45

MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. The Zaporozhye NPP became the first working nuclear power station in the history of mankind to be exposed to an armed attack, Director General of state corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev said in an interview with Rossiya-1 TV channel.

"This is the first such instance. There were incidents related to the Bushehr nuclear power plant when it was not yet operational. So, this is the first such experience for humanity. We need to develop some kind of protection, or, in my opinion, a defense mechanism, so that nothing like that is allowed to happen," he said.

According to Chairman of the ‘We Are Together With Russia’ civil society group Vladimir Rogov, the level of radiation is within the normal range at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) after the shutdown of its last operating power unit. "The level of radiation is within the typical range, within our territory's natural background level," he said.

Earlier on Sunday, Rogov told TASS that Unit 6 was shut down at about 03:45. This was the only operational block at the Zaporozhye NPP, after the fifth one was stopped a few days ago. According to him, the station's sixth reactor operated for more than three days at extremely low power - 11-14%, that is, it produced 110-140 MW at a design capacity of 1,000 MW.