Nuclear engineer who escaped Russian-occupied plant lays out worst fears
Outside the Chernobyl museum in Kyiv, he reflects on his time working in the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, how he escaped, and the increasing risks of a terrible disaster.
Oleksandr Selyverstov was living a terrible nightmare.
He was an engineer in charge of a nuclear reactor at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
And Russian troops were coming.
In late February 2022, the Russian military was beginning to close in on the city near the plant, Enerhodar. By the night of March 3rd, they assaulted the nuclear plant; and by 3…