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Ukraine says power has been restored to Chernobyl power station

Randy Mancini 3 Mar 13
A satellite image shows a closer view of sarcophagus at Chernobyl
FILE PHOTO: A satellite image shows a closer view of sarcophagus at Chernobyl, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

March 13, 2022

(Reuters) – Ukraine’s atomic energy ministry on Sunday said power had been restored to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which meant cooling systems would operate normally and not have to use backup power.

The ministry made the announcement in an online post. Ukraine had earlier warned of an increased risk of a radiation leak if a high-voltage power line to the plant were not repaired. It had been damaged in fighting.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)