IAEA inspectors complete rotation at three Ukrainian NPPs

IAEA inspectors complete rotation at three Ukrainian NPPs

New inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency have replaced their colleagues at the Rivne, South Ukrainian, and Khmelnitskyi nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

That’s according to Energoatom, the country’s nuclear energy operator, Ukrinform reports.

The agency noted on Telegram that the international experts with the IAEA are there to monitor compliance with nuclear safety amid the ongoing war. Permanent deployment of the IAEA officials at Ukraine’s nuclear power plants allows for monitoring and observing nuclear and radiation safety.

In addition, IAEA inspectors can analyze the impact of Russian strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure and convey the relevant reports to the international community. That is why the IAEA guarantees the continued presence of its inspectors at all of Ukraine’s NPPs.

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As reported earlier, on March 2, 2023, IAEA inspectors completed a rotation at Europe’s largest Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, which had been captured by the Russians since March 5, 2022. The rotation was supposed to be held in early February, but the Russian invaders had been blocking the effort.

Since January 2023, the IAEA permanent missions have been working at all nuclear power plants located in government-controlled areas. At the temporarily captured Zaporizhia NPP, IAEA officials arrived in early September 2022.

Photo: Energoatom

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