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    Chernobyl could be 48 HOURS from leaking radiation, Ukraine warns, after power is cut off, making it impossible to cool spent nuclear fuel
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    Ukraine has said Chernobyl could be 48 hours away from leaking radiation, and called on Russia to observe an urgent ceasefire to allow for repairs to be made, Your Content has learned.

    State-run nuclear company Energoatom said it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel.

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    The spent fuel is stored away in metal containers cooled in a large pool of water.

    But without electricity, the water cannot be kept at the necessary temperatures.

    Electricity is also used to power ventilators, and for monitoring radiation levels.

    Work to restore power has not been possible due to Russian control of plant.

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    Russia took control of the defunct atomic plant on the first day of the invasion,‘according to CBS News.

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