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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-increases-projection-of-nuclear-power-growth

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

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a safety review of Romania’s process for selecting the site for a planned small modular reactor (SMR), which could become the first SMR built in Europe.

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-concludes-first-ever-site-review-for-smr-10022015

Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that recent shelling has caused an explosion near the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (SUNPP), impacting three power lines and damaging windows at the site, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said.

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsshelling-reported-near-south-ukraine-npp-10021027

Shelling which caused an explosion 300 metres from reactors at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant "all too clearly demonstrates the dangers at other nuclear facilities in the country", said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi as he steps up efforts to implement a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia plant.

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Shelling-near-South-Ukraine-nuclear-plant-prompts

IAEA continues push for safety zone around Europe’s largest nuclear station IAEA's Rafael Grossi addresses the agency's board of governors meeting on 12 September at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Image courtesy IAEA / D.Calma. Unit 6 of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine, which was shut down on 11 September, has now entered the so-called state of cold shutdown like the remaining five reactor units onsite, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.

Cold shutdown means the nuclear plant requires less power for fuel cooling, which is traditionally the main concern when it comes to reactors which have been shut down.

The IAEA said a second backup power line to Zaporizhzhia was restored on Monday (12 September), enabling operators to keep one line in reserve while the other provides the plant with the external electricity needed for reactor cooling and other essential safety functions during shutdown.

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/zaporizhzhia-6-enters-cold-shutdown-as-backup-power-line-gets-restored-9-2-2022

On 6 September the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a lengthy report on the situation in Ukraine, and later that day IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi addressed the UN Security Council by video link on the same subject. Meanwhile, shelling of the Zaporozhzhia NPP (ZNPP) continued despite IAEA experts being stationed at the site following the IAEA's Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhia (ISAMZ). ZNPP has been held by Russian forces since early March, but its Ukrainian staff continue to operate the plant.

Date: Friday, 09 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-issues-report-on-zaporozhzhia-and-addresses-un-security-council-9988384

UN nuclear watchdog chief details numerous incidents of shelling at facility IAeA director-general Rafael Grossi at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station. Courtesy IAEA. Interim measures are urgently needed to prevent a nuclear accident arising from military damage to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine by the “immediate establishment” of a nuclear safety and security protection zone, International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi has said.

In a report on the nuclear safety, security and safeguards situation in Ukraine, Grossi said the IAEA is ready to start immediately the consultations leading to the urgent establishment of such a zone at Zaporizhzhia.

The zone is needed “pending the end of the conflict and re-establishment of stable conditions” at the six-unit facility, the largest in Europe, he said.

In his report, which follows an IAEA mission to the plant last week, Grossi called for shelling on site and in the vicinity of the nuclear station to be stopped immediately to avoid any further damage to the plant and its facilities, for the safety of the operating staff and to maintain the physical integrity to support safe and secure operation.

Date: Thursday, 08 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/agency-calls-for-immediate-establishment-of-security-protection-zone-around-zaporizhzhia-9-2-2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for the establishment of a safety and security zone around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has been occupied by Russian military forces since early March.

Date: Thursday, 08 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-calls-for-nuclear-safety-exclusion-zone-aroun

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