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Renewed shelling in the early hours of 21 September at the site of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) damaged cables providing electricity to one of its six units, temporarily forcing the reactor to rely on emergency diesel generators for the power it needs for essential safety functions, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was informed at the site by senior Ukrainian operating staff.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsshelling-causes-more-damage-to-zaporizhzhia-npp-10026215

After leading the 14-member Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzia (ISAMZ), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi summarised the situation at the NPP sayng that the physical integrity of the plant had been violated.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhizhia-physical-integrity-violated-9977999

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 14-member Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ) team of experts arrived at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia NPP on the morning of 1 September after being delayed for several hours by shelling near the site. The IAEA said on Twitter that the team had arrived at the plant “to conduct indispensable nuclear safety and security and safeguards activities”. Reuters said its reporter saw the team arrive in a large convoy with a heavy presence of Russian soldiers nearby. Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of trying to sabotage the team’s visit to the NPP, which is controlled by Russian forces but operated by Ukrainian staff. 

Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-team-begins-inspection-of-zaporizhzhia-npp-grossi-leaves-after-a-few-hours-9971589

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ) set out for Ukraine on the evening of 29 August to ensure nuclear safety and security at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Earlier that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi wrote on his Twitter page: "The IAEA support and assistance mission is already on its way to the Zaporizhzhia NPP. I am proud to be leading this mission, which will arrive at the ZNPP later this week.” He added that "it is necessary to protect the security of Ukraine and Europe's largest nuclear facility”.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-team-sets-out-to-zaporizhzhya-npp-in-ukraine-9964014

Following months of negotiations, a team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts and inspectors - led by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi - is on its way to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine to ensure nuclear safety and security there.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-mission-heads-for-Zaporizhzhia

Europe’s biggest nuclear station is controlled by Russian troops IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said on Twitter he's "proud" to lead an agency mission to the Zaporizzhia nuclear power station later this week. Image courtesy IAEA / Twitter. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send a support and assistance mission later this week to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station occupied by Russian troops since 4 March, according to an official tweet by the agency’s director-general Rafael Grossi.

Mr Grossi said he will be the one leading the IAEA mission which “must protect the safety and security of Ukraine’s and Europe’s biggest nuclear facility.”

The IAEA said the mission is expected to assess physical damage at the station, determine the functionality of safety and security systems, evaluate staff working conditions, and perform urgent safeguards activities.

Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/iaea-s-grossi-to-lead-support-mission-to-occupied-zaporizhzhia-plant-8-1-2022

Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that renewed shelling in recent days caused additional damage in the area of the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), once again highlighting the serious nuclear safety and security risks facing the facility and underlining the urgent need for an IAEA expert mission to go there, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 23 August.

Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-continues-to-press-for-visit-to-zaporizhzhya-npp-9953954

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, has renewed his urgent appeal for maximum military restraint in the area of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP) following new signs of rising tension.

Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrowing-concern-about-zaporizhzya-npp-sparks-international-diplomacy-9944011

Zelenskiy calls for Russia to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ withdraw forces from nuclear facility Ukraine and the UN have settled on a framework for a possible International Atomic Energy Agency mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station “via territory free from occupiers”, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced after talks with UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan.

Zelenskiy told a news conference after the talks in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv that Russia should immediately withdraw its forces and stop shelling from the nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.

“We agreed with the secretary general the conditions of a possible mission by the IAEA to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, in a legal way, via territory free from occupiers,” Zelenskiy told reporters.

Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/kyiv-and-un-agree-on-possible-zaporizhzhia-mission-as-grossi-renews-appeal-for-military-restraint-8-1-2022

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 12 August that new shelling in the area of the Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP) was further underlining major nuclear safety and security risks at Europe’s largest NPP. However, based on the information provided by Ukraine, IAEA experts noted that systems important for nuclear safety and security had not been affected. Nevertheless, renewed shelling at or near the ZNPP was deeply troubling for nuclear safety and security Grossi said.

Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-addresses-un-security-council-on-zaporizhzhia-9928438