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Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi had held talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on the extension of IAEA activities in Ukraine.

Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
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Teams of nuclear safety and security experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are being stationed at Ukraine’s NPPs and the Chornobyl site this week. Following his visit to the South Ukraine NPP (SUNPP), IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi visited the Rivne NPP, the Chornobyl site and will go on to the Khmelnitsky NPP.

Date: Friday, 20 January 2023
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IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is set to advance proposals for a nuclear safety and security protection zone around Zaporizhia NPP. He will meet senior Ukrainian government officials during a forthcoming visit to Kyiv to discuss safety at the Zaporizhia plant (ZNPP). The IAEA has had a permanent presence at ZNPP for more than four months now.

Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2023
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On the safety of the Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP) “there is a concrete proposal and important progress has been made”, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 2 December in an interview with Italy’s La Repubblica. He added: “The two sides now agree on some fundamental principles. The first is that of protection: it means accepting that you do not shoot on the facility and from the facility. The second is the recognition that the IAEA represents the only possible way forward: it was the heart of my meeting with President Putin in St Petersburg on 11 October.”

Date: Tuesday, 06 December 2022
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‘Now is not too soon to start planning for restoration’ Eco-Optima’s director of development Taras Fedak (left) and Fermi Energia’s chief executive officer Kalev Kallemets sign the agreement. Courtesy Fermi Energia Estonian small modular reactor developer Fermi Energia and Ukrainian energy company Eco-Optima have signed an agreement to study the potential deployment of a small modular reactor in Ukraine.

The two private companies signed the memorandum of understanding in Lviv, Ukraine, on Monday (28 November).

They said Fermi Energia has a practical understanding of EU energy policy, SMR deployment challenges, economics, risks and financing issues. It has the resources to “support Eco-Optima in consideration of SMR deployment in western Ukraine” where it is involved in natural gas extraction.

Fermi Energia said the companies intend to “support each other towards potential SMR deployment for district heating”. The MOU also covers technical assistance.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
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External power has been restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) two days after it lost all access to off-site electricity in the latest incident highlighting the precarious nuclear safety and security situation at the facility, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said.

Date: Tuesday, 08 November 2022
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Kyiv invited agency mission to dispel allegations The Zaporizhzhia nuclear station has been occupied by Russian soldiers since March but it continues to be run by Ukrainian staff. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors have not found any indications of undeclared nuclear activities and materials in Ukraine in relation to Russian claims that Kyiv had been developing a “dirty bomb”.

Last week, in denial of Russian allegations, Ukraine requested in writing an IAEA inspection at three sites in – the Institute for Nuclear Research in Kyiv, Eastern Mining and Processing Plant in Zhovti Kody, and Production Association Pivdennyi (South) Machine-Building Plant in Dnipro.

The IAEA said Ukraine has provided its inspectors with “unfettered access” to the locations.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi was in the United States from 26-28 October to attend the IAEA’s International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Washington DC. During his visit, he also briefed the United Nations Security Council in New York on what he described as the “extremely fragile and dangerous” nuclear safety and security situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).

Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
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Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to be deployed to the Khmelnitsky, Rivne, South Ukraine and Chernobyl nuclear power plant sites in addition to those already at Zaporizhzhia, where efforts to bring in a protection zone continue.

Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022
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The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has said it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP), noting that plant operators were “facing unprecedented challenges in carrying out day-to-day operations and maintaining nuclear safety standards”.

Date: Friday, 28 October 2022
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