IAEA: Ukraine nuclear plant dangerously close to accident

IAEA: Ukraine nuclear plant dangerously close to accident
IAEA: Ukraine nuclear plant dangerously close to accident

Hello and welcome to the details of IAEA: Ukraine nuclear plant dangerously close to accident and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is dangerously close to suffering an accident because of recent attacks on it, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency warned yesterday. — Reuters pic

NEW YORK, April 16 — The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is dangerously close to suffering an accident because of recent attacks on it, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency warned yesterday.

Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the attacks over the last week, but it is “impossible” at the moment to prove who is behind them, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi.

The largest nuclear power facility in Europe, Zaporizhzhia has been occupied by Russian forces since shortly after their invasion started in February 2022.

It has been shut down since that year amid frequent shelling attacks.

Advertisement

The plant has come under a series of drone attacks since April 7, the first direct assaults on the plant since November 2022.

“These reckless attacks must cease immediately,” Grossi told a meeting of the UN Security Council.

“Though, fortunately, they have not led to a radiological incident this time, they significantly increase the risk at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, where nuclear safety is already compromised,” said Grossi, whose agency has staff deployed at the facility.

Advertisement

He said the attack “sets a very dangerous precedent” because the reactor confinement structure was hit.

Asked later by reporters about the perpetrators of the attacks, Grossi said “it is simply impossible” to ascertain.

The attacks have been carried out with drones, a device which has “a diverse trajectory. It hovers, it circles.”

And drones “can be obtained almost anywhere,” said Grossi.

He earlier said that “two years of war are weighing heavily on nuclear safety at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,” where “every one of the IAEA’s seven pillars of nuclear safety and security have been compromised.

“We cannot sit by and watch as the final weight tips the finely balanced scale,” he warned.

“We are getting dangerously close to a nuclear accident. We must not allow complacency to let a role of the dice decide what happens tomorrow,” he said.

The risk of a major accident is real even though the reactors are turned off, he said. — AFP

These were the details of the news IAEA: Ukraine nuclear plant dangerously close to accident for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Taiwan coast guard ramps up island patrols ahead of inauguration
NEXT South Africans descend on London for ‘momentous’ vote

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]