On January 15, 2015, 22:03 Kyiv time, the South-Ukraine NPP (SU NPP) АТ-1 grid automatic transformer was tripped by the electrical protection system, with subsequent conflagration.
The fire was extinguished at 23:42 Kyiv time, January 15, 2015.
The disturbance did not impact the operation of SU NPP power units. The NPP’s radiological situation remained unchanged.
The background radiation at the South-Ukraine NPP industrial site remains at the level of natural background radiation, as registered before the start-up of the nuclear power plant, and amounts to 11,4 µR/h.
The amount of radioactive materials released into the environment does not exceed the established permitted levels.
Information. The South-Ukraine NPP is located on the banks of Pivdennyi Buh river in a town of Yuzhnoukrayinsk, Mykolayiv region, and is a Separated Subdivision of the State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”. The NPP belongs to the South-Ukraine Power Complex.
The Power Complex consists of the following facilities: South-Ukraine NPP (3 power units of VVER-1000 type to the total installed capacity of 3000 MW), Oleksandrivka HPS on Pivdennyi Buh river (2 hydro-units to the total installed capacity of 11,5 MW) and Tashlyk HPSPP (Phase 1 commissioned: 2 hydro-units to the total electrical capacity of 320 MW in generation mode; Phase 2 under construction: hydro-unit № 3).