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International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has discussed nuclear safety and security at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also held talks with Rosatom's director general and Russian diplomatic and military representatives.

Date: Thursday, 07 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-s-Grossi-holds-talks-with-Rosatom-chiefs-in-S

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

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-inspectors-to-be-based-in-more-Ukrainian-site

VVER-1200 plants are scheduled to be completed in 2030 Two new VVER-1200 pressurised water reactor units are being built at Paks 2. Courtesy Paks II. Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun excavation work at the site of two new nuclear units for the Paks 2 project in Hungary, Russian media reported.

“We have already started large-scale excavation work,” state-owned domestic news agency Ria Novosti reported Alexander Merten, vice-president of general contractor ASE JSC, a Rosatom subsidiary, as saying.

“Excavation work is being carried out for Unit 5 down to five metres and preparatory earthworks are being carried out for Unit 6,” Mr Merten said.

Concrete pouring for the nuclear island is scheduled to begin in autumn 2023 and the plants should be built by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/russia-begins-excavation-work-for-two-new-reactor-units-at-paks-2-9-1-2022

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