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Rosatom, Zaporizhia NPP, Russian media and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have all reported drone strikes against the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP). Drone strikes hit the ZNPP site on 7 April “in a serious incident that endangered nuclear safety and security, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said. For the first time since November 2022, the plant was directly targeted in military action that also represents a clear violation of the five basic principles for protecting the facility established by Grossi at the United Nations Security Council in May 2023, IAEA noted.

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
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The conflict in Ukraine is continuing to endanger nuclear safety and security, with military activity taking place near the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano said in his latest update. He noted that air raid alarms were sounding at several sites, and shelling was knocking out off-site power at a research facility in the north-east.

Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts have been granted access to the reactor hall of unit 6 of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) after previously having been denied access, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said. Earlier ZNPP had not given permission for the IAEA Support & Assistance Mission to ZNPP (ISAMZ) team to access the unit 6 reactor hall, proposing instead that the team enter the area in about a week’s time. However, access was subsequently allowed and Grossi welcomed “this constructive step”.

Date: Saturday, 20 January 2024
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) have not yet been given access to the reactor halls of units 1, 2 & 6, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in his latest update. He noted that this is hindering their ability to monitor the nuclear safety and security situation at the plant.

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2024
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Following discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) has taken action to ensure an immediate supply of back-up electricity in case its main external power line is lost, as has happened repeatedly during the military conflict, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
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Rosatom's fuel company TVEL said it has won a tender from Brazil's Eletronuclear to supply more than 100kg of lithium-7 hydroxide for use in the cooling system of the Angra nuclear power plant.  

Date: Friday, 17 March 2023
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Rosatom has installed eight hydraulic tanks - part of the second stage of the reactor passive core flood protection system - at unit 2 of the Kursk-II NPP. Earlier, in June, four hydraulic tanks of the first stage of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) were installed. “The tanks, which will subsequently be filled with a solution of boric acid, are designed to cool the reactor core in any emergency situations, Andrey Osharin, First Deputy Director for Construction of New Units of the Kursk NPP, explained. “The joint sequential operation of the three stages of hydro-accumulators ensures the cooling of the reactor core and guarantees the transition of the reactor plant to a safe state in any combination of initiating events.”

Date: Friday, 09 December 2022
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Work is taking place to install the dome part of the outer containment building for unit 1 at the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
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All four hydraulic tanks of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) have been installed in the design position at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP two months ahead of schedule, according to Rosatom. They form the first of three stages of the ECCS. In case of a loss of coolant, the hydraulic tanks of each stage are sequentially activated as part of the passive safety system.

Date: Saturday, 02 July 2022
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Installation has begun of the domed part of the inner containment (VZO) at unit 2 of the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh. Installation of the first of the three tiers of the inner containment dome has been completed, general contractor ASE said. Large-sized structure weighing 195 tons and with a diameter of 42.8 metres was installed at a height of 44.1 metres.

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
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