What we know about a large dam’s catastrophic breach in Ukraine


The Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine suffered a catastrophic breach overnight, in what Ukrainian officials say was an attack by Russia.

The near obliteration of the Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River has triggered evacuations and raised concern about Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which uses the reservoir to cool its reactors.

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