Number & type of Reactors
6x VVER-1000 all operating
Net Electric Power as % in 92 of national total
4750 MWe 16.75% of national total
Major population Centers in a 150 km radius and
total estimated population of 150 km r. region
Approximately 5 million, including Dnepropetrovsk
Date of commercial operation start up
or (if unfinished) date of construction start.
Startup dates: 1985, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1995
UKRATOMENERGOPROM - operator
The plant has been placed in a highly potential flooding area. The designers of Zaporozhye did not have access to secret information concerning flooding scenarios until 1992. Despite international safety recommendations which suggest a maximum of 4 units at one site, Zaporozhye has a concentration of 6 nuclear units, thus the largest in Europe. Ukrainian requirements on population density within the 25km zone are in violation. Zaporozhye, like all Ukrainian plants, have low quality equipment and do not meet the current Ukrainian "General regulations on NPP’s safety," which, incidentally, are lower than most international requirements and recommendations in many respects. The people in the region have voted against different aspects of the plants operation in local referendums, these votes are routinely ignored by the plant and the national government.