The most probable cause of the destruction of the Kachovka hydroelectric power station is an explosion from within. A missile attack would not have caused such consequences.
This was reported by “RBK-Ukraine” with reference to the “New York Times”.
Representatives of the publication asked engineering and ammunition experts to comment on yesterday’s incident at the Kachovska hydroelectric power station. The evidence is still thin, they note, but only an internal explosion could have caused the destruction of the dam.
According to specialists, the greatest damage can be caused by an explosion in a closed space, when all the energy is directed towards the internal structures. But that would require hundreds of kilograms of explosives.
Also, according to people interviewed by reporters, an external missile attack would cause minor damage to the dam. Much more explosives would have to be used for effects like yesterday.
Specialists add that the scenario of the destruction of the dam due to a large body of water is also possible, but in the case of the Kachovska hydroelectric power station it is practically unrealistic. According to them, for this reason, dams are usually demolished on land, on one of the banks. However, the destruction of the hydroelectric plant began in the center of the dam.
Source: The Delfi