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Russian invasion of Ukraine sparks fears of a nuclear disaster

A damaged gas mask lies on the pavement at a Russian position which was overran by Ukrainian forces, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 31, 2022. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)
A damaged gas mask lies on the pavement at a Russian position which was overran by Ukrainian forces, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 31, 2022. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Ukraine is one of the world’s top producers of nuclear power, and the Russian invasion has raised fears of a potential nuclear disaster there.

Russian troops withdrew from the area around Chernobyl just days ago. But fighting continues around the nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear power safety with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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