• 04/03/2024 03:54

The Russians have still not allowed IAEA experts into the reactor halls of three Zaporizhia NPP power units

The occupiers offered to gain access to the territory in about a week.

The Russians still have not allowed IAEA experts into the reactor halls of the three power units of Zaporizhzhya NPP

IAEA experts at Zaporiz of power units No. 1, 2 and 6.

This was reported by the IAEA press service.

Yesterday a rotation of IAEA experts took place at Zaporizhzhya NPP, after which the new team repeated the request for access to the reactor hall of Unit 6.

The occupiers did not give permission for such access, stating that the reactor hall was “sealed”, and offered to gain access to the territory in about a week.

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“These restrictions are on Timely access of experts to Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant impedes the IAEA's ability to independently and effectively assess the safety and security situation, including confirming the reporting status of reactor facilities, spent fuel pools and associated protective equipment,” said IAEA Director General Grossi.

He noted that the situation with nuclear safety and security remains very unstable.

Currently, five of the six reactors at ZNPP remain in cold shutdown mode, while Unit 4 is in hot shutdown mode to produce steam and heat, including for the neighboring town of Energodar, where most of the plant’s personnel live. Earlier it was reported that the occupiers did not allow experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) into some of the halls at the Zaporozhye NPP. For the first time, they were not allowed into the reactor hall of the power unit, which was in a cold shutdown.

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