An explosion occurred at a thermal power plant in Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine: explosion knocked out the power unit of Burshtynskaya TPP

human. The explosion and fire at the station became known in the morning of November 29 from a message from the State Emergency Service (GSChS) of Ukraine.

The explosion was reported to the State Emergency Service on November 28. According to information from the rescuers, as a result of the depressurization of the boiler of the seventh power unit of the TPP, a gas-steam mixture was released. The release affected five people who were admitted to a local hospital. The mobile-operational group of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service for Ivano-Frankivsk region left for the scene.

Due to the accident, the seventh power unit of the station had to be stopped. Its functions were taken over by the fourth power unit of the Burshtyn TPP, the power supply to the region is not disturbed. The TPP belongs to the DTEK company of the Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.

Earlier, the emergency shutdown of the same plant caused Ukraine to turn to neighboring Slovakia for help in supplying power.