If the metal gates of the dam are damaged, then the flood zones will be insignificant and known to the State Emergency Service and local authorities, so local residents will be notified in advance.
Possible damage to the dam of the Kyiv hydroelectric power station as a result of a missile strike will not entail catastrophic consequences, and the hydrotechnical structures of the station are in good condition.
This was reported by the press serviceUkrhydroenergo“, commenting on the statements of some experts about the catastrophic consequences in the event of undermining the Kyiv hydroelectric power station.
It is noted that the hydraulic structures of the Kievskaya HPP are equipped with control and measuring equipment in the amount provided for by the project, the composition and number of monitored indicators comply with the current regulatory documents.
The plant facilities are equipped with an automated system for monitoring the safety of hydraulic structures, which provides round-the-clock continuous monitoring of the main indicators of the condition of the facilities. This ensures timely detection of any prerequisites for changing the state of structures and preventing accidents.
The company reports that from the point of view of reliability, the hydraulic structures of the Kyiv HPP, as well as other stations of the company, do not raise any doubts, which is confirmed by the relevant conclusions of the interdepartmental commission, which examines them every five years.
“Given the strategic importance of the Kievskaya HPP for the country’s unified energy system, its protection is carried out by departmental paramilitary security in cooperation with specialized units of other departments. Today, the personnel of all units serve in accordance with accepted calculations and plans,” the press service clarifies.
Regarding the possible scenarios of rocket attack by Russian troops on the dam of the Kyiv hydroelectric complex, no critical threat to the population is predicted. Since the station itself and the dam were designed and built in the 60s. taking into account the threats of that time, with a significant margin of safety and stability, it is not so easy to destroy or significantly damage massive hydraulic structures by hitting a rocket.
“In the event of damage to the metal gates of the dam, a gradual uncontrolled leakage of water from the Kyiv reservoir may occur, as a result of which there will be a short-term flooding of some areas in the downstream of the hydroelectric complex. The flooding zones will be insignificant and known to the State Emergency Service and local authorities, so local residents will be informed in advance “, the message says.
Representatives of Ukrhydroenergo consider the dissemination of unfounded assessments of the catastrophic consequences of a possible break of the Kyiv hydroelectric dam as a dubious, inappropriate, and sometimes harmful activity aimed at whipping up panic, diverting public attention from pressing problems and an attempt to gain credibility in the media for spreading unprofessional, pseudo-expert assessments .
It is worth noting that the Kyiv ecologist Vasily Kredo said that the Kyiv hydroelectric power station is one of the most dangerous objects on Earth. He claims that the construction is 93% emergency. Even an approximate scenario of the development of events after the destruction of the dam was published.
According to him, Obolon will be the first to suffer – a 4-meter wave will cover it in 3 minutes after the accident. After another 2 minutes, the water will reach Troyeschina, after 10 – to the hem, after 15 – it will flood Rusanovka. The rest of the territory of Ukraine may also suffer – almost 30 cities, hundreds of towns and villages will be flooded.
Impact on the dam in Krivoy Rog – what is known
On September 14, the Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Krivoy Rog with seven X-22 cruise missiles from strategic aircraft.
The enemy hit the critical and transport infrastructure of the city, in particular, the dam. As a result of the impact, the water level in the city of Ingulets began to rise, due to which people were evacuated at night in two districts of the city, as the flooding of houses began.
On September 15-16, enemy troops again attacked this dam.
On September 17, Vilkul said that the flooding of residential buildings had been eliminated in the city, and the liquidation of the consequences of the rocket strikes of the invaders continues. At the hydrotechnical structures of the city, work continues to eliminate the consequences of missile strikes. In addition, during the liquidation of the accident, a 38-year-old worker of the Sanservis utility company died.