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The situation at nuclear power plants in Ukraine is normal

Ukraine today the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the country’s nuclear power plants are safe and reported that the reliable operation continues. CEO Rafael Mariano Grossi is currently in charge of their security and expressed serious concern about the protection of its credibility.

Ukraine’s nuclear power program – 15 reactors in four areas – accounts for about half of the country’s electricity generation.

On February 27 Ukraine The Foreign Ministry informed the IAEA that, Russia military forces approach the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in eastern Ukraine. Additional information received from the operator on February 28, Russia He said that his forces were conducting an operation near the area, but the occupiers did not enter the area at the time of the report. In this context, Director General Grossi stressed that, any military that could threaten the safety of the plant and or other actions should be avoided.

Ukraine The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRIU) continues to inform the IAEA and In a new report to the IAEA this morning, SNRIU said there had been no change in the “physical protection regime” of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

“I am concerned about what is happening in Ukraine, especially the security of the country’s nuclear facilities,” Grossi said and very close to the potential impact on reliability and I continue to watch with serious concern. It is extremely important that nuclear power plants are not put at risk in any way. ” He added: “The accident at the nuclear facilities in Ukraine is a matter of public health and could have serious consequences for the environment. ”

Emphasizing such risks, SNRIU told the IAEA on Sunday that the missiles hit the territory of the radioactive waste disposal facility in the capital Kiev, but did not damage the building. and No radioactive waste was reported.

Grossi said it was important to maintain the capabilities of the task forces to ensure security. In addition, the necessary services, equipment and Important supply chains must be available to ensure that components are always delivered to Ukraine’s nuclear facilities, for example, for any emergency repairs.

Ukraine informed the IAEA last week that, Russia Forces have taken control of the facilities of the Chernobyl State Specialized Enterprise, located within the “Exclusion Zone” created after the 1986 accident. The regulator said today that, The duty chief in the area has not been replaced since February 24, but he continues to perform his duties. SNRIU is also below the IAEA and provided radiation data from the assessed area according to nearby background levels.

The IAEA continues to closely monitor the events in Ukraine and safety of nuclear reactors and pays special attention to reliability. The IAEA is in constant contact with its counterpart and He will continue to report on the situation in Ukraine on a regular basis.

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