The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency said in this regard United Nations, Raffaele Croci issued a nuclear accident warning for Europe’s largest power plant. The facility is located Ukraine, is under control Russia From the beginning of March.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, the director said all nuclear safety principles had been violated. After the Zaporizhia plant was captured by Russian forces.
“There are many things that can never happen in a nuclear power plant,” Croci declared, noting that the physical integrity of the plant was damaged by the bombs. In addition, the supply chain will face disruption due to interruptions in replacement of equipment and parts during a site conflict.
The international commission asked for the cooperation of Moscow and Kiev so that an urgent inspection of the facility could be carried out to confirm the situation.
“To carry out this safety and security assessment, we have to go there to do repairs and help as we already did at Chernobyl,” he said.
Russia’s seizure of Zaporizhia has renewed fears that the largest of Ukraine’s 15 nuclear reactors could be damaged. Chernobyl. The incident took place in 1986, 110 kilometers north of the Ukrainian capital World’s worst nuclear disaster.
On April 27, the IAEA chief visited Chernobyl and ordered an “assistance mission” to the heavily contaminated site. On Tuesday, Grossi said the intervention at the former plant has been “very successful so far.”
Although the area around the Zaporizhzhia plant is controlled by Russia, the plant is operated by Ukrainian workers. Officials say that this contradictory situation leads to conflicts within the campus.
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