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Russia’s State Duma recently held a "government hour" with the participation of Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev, during which he discussed conditions at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP). He emphasised that physical protection of the station has been restored. “It was destroyed during the withdrawal of the Ukrainian forces,” he said. “A special protective canopy has been created over the used nuclear fuel storage facility, which caused great concern as there were attacks on this site.”

Date: Friday, 15 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-confirms-protection-for-zaporizhia-npp-11600625

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says IAEA experts present at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) have in recent days and weeks inspected parts of the facility – including some sections of the perimeter of the large cooling pond – and have also conducted regular walkdowns across the site, so far without observing any visible indications of mines or explosives.

Date: Friday, 07 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsattack-on-zaporizhia-npp-may-have-been-averted-10988247

The US has sensitive nuclear technology at a nuclear power plant inside Ukraine and is warning Russia not to touch it, according to a letter the US Department of Energy (DOE) sent to Rosatom, CNN reported. The letter, from the director of DOE’s Office of Nonproliferation Policy, Andrea Ferkile, was dated 17 March 2023. It tells Rosatom’s director general that the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Enerhodar “contains US-origin nuclear technical data that is export-controlled by the United States Government”.

Date: Saturday, 22 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-warns-russia-not-to-touch-us-technology-at-zaporizhia-npp-10779550

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Alexei Likhachev head of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, replacing Sergei Kiriyenko, who was formally appointed first deputy head of the Presidential Administration on 5 October. Likhachev was born in 1962 in Arzamas-75 (Sarov). In 1985 he graduated from the Radiophysics Department of the Lobachevsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod (formerly known as Gorky). From 1985 to 1987 he worked as an engineer in the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering and then held various posts in the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League in Gorky.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-head-of-rosatom-announced-5025677