Seismic Data Adds Weight To Theory Of Kakhovka Dam Failure

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Data from Norsar, the Norwegian Seismic Array, shows there was an explosion at the Kakhovka Dam which points to the likelihood that the dam failure was a deliberate act rather than failure from neglect or from unusually high water levels as some speculated.  A Norsar regional station in Romania shows that there was an explosion at the dam at 2:54 AM the morning the dam failed. Norsar officials did not draw any conclusions as to who may have been responsible for the explosion, while Russia and Ukraine blame each other. Ukraine maintains that Russia was in control of the dam and it is much more likely that the dam was blown up from the inside rather than damaged from Ukrainian artillery. One official said, “The plant was designed to withstand a nuclear strike. The station was blown up from the inside.”