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Energy crisis pushes nuclear comeback worldwide

As the costs of importing energy soars worldwide and climate crises wreak havoc, interest in nuclear power is on the rise with nations scrambling to find alternative sources.    

Investment in nuclear power declined after Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986, as fears over its safety increased and governments ran scared.    

The beginning of a disaster? The nuclear plant in Zaporozhye was hit

Ukrainians are targeting a warehouse located in Zaporozhye, Russian media reports.
Every day, the media write about how the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye is at risk of an attack.
Four missiles fell near the storage of radioactive isotopes, announced the authorities of Energodar, near which the atomic power plant is located, reports RIA Novosti.

US warns Moscow not to divert power from Ukraine nuclear plant

Washington on Thursday warned Russia against diverting energy from a nuclear plant Kiev says was cut off from its grid, as calls for an independent inspection of the facility mount.

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is under occupation by Moscow's troops and was disconnected from the national power supply on Thursday, the state energy operator said.

"IAEA is very close to sending an urgent safety mission to Zaporizhzhia power plant"

IAEA's sending an urgent safety mission to Zaporizhzhia power plant was announced by the general director of that agency, Rafael Grossi, for TV France 24.
"We are very, very close to it," Grossi said when asked if the negotiations on gaining access to the facility were successful, and if so, the mission of the UN agency will start within a few days, Reuters reports.

"The world is threatened by a catastrophe like Chernobyl" VIDEO

The video shows a cloud of smoke coming from the direction of the power plant, according to eyewitnesses.
Reuters writes that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, therefore proposed that the power plant in Zaporizhzhia declare part of the area around it a demilitarized zone.

Dramatic warning: "Europe's largest nuclear power plant out of control"

The power plant is located in southeastern Ukraine, that has been occupied by Russian forces, stating that the nuclear plant is "completely out of control", reports Sky News.
The situation there is becoming more dangerous every day, he said, calling on Russia and Ukraine to allow experts to visit the complex to prevent a nuclear accident.

Nuclear power plant alarm: Emergency warning received

"The situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine is not sustainable, which could prove dangerous," warned Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Russians took over the same power plant in early March, and Grossi now warns that his organization is unsuccessfully trying to access the largest nuclear plant in Europe.