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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says IAEA experts present at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) have in recent days and weeks inspected parts of the facility – including some sections of the perimeter of the large cooling pond – and have also conducted regular walkdowns across the site, so far without observing any visible indications of mines or explosives.

Date: Friday, 07 July 2023
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Following his visit to the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi visited Russia’s Kaliningrad for talks with Rosatom officials. Rosatom’s oppress service said that Grossi and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev discussed safety measures at the plant.

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023
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Following a day’s delay, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi final reached the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) on 15 June, accompanying the eighth rotation of the Support & Assistance Mission to Zaporizhia (ISAMZ) which has been permanently stationed at the plant since September 2022. Grossi has strengthened the mission replacing two inspectors with four – specialists from Austria, France, South Korea, and Morocco.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
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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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South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol has told Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang to quickly rebuild the nuclear power industry and provide it with work at an early date.

Date: Friday, 15 July 2022
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South Korean Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Lee Chang-yang has visited Poland to discuss nuclear power, defence and high-tech bilateral collaboration. This followed South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the NATO summit in Madrid where he promoted Korea’s nuclear technology. South Korea's new Yoon Suk-yeol government has been actively pushing to revive its nuclear energy industry, reversing the former government's nuclear phase-out policy.

Date: Thursday, 07 July 2022
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Hungary received the first shipment of nuclear fuel for the Paks nuclear power plant from by air from Russia on 6 April, after the war in Ukraine made rail transport impossible, according to Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2022
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Regional authorities confirm that the six-unit facility in southeast Ukraine has been seized by Russian forces The fire broke out in a training building outside the station in the early hours of Friday, after being shelled by Russian forces, Ukrainian authorities said.

What is the significance of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station?

Date: Saturday, 05 March 2022
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Energoatom says agency should ask Nato to close airspace above facilities Energoatom has refuted reports that Russia has taken control of the Zaporozhye nuclear station. Courtesy Energoatom. Ukraine has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to appeal to Nato to close airspace over its nuclear facilities and to intensify actions to prevent what it called “acts of nuclear terrorism” over the seizure by Russian troops of the Chernobyl nuclear power station and exclusion zone.

The joint appeal to the IAEA, dated 2 March, was signed by energy minister Herman Galushchenko, acting chairman of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRIU) Oleg Korikov and acting president of nuclear operator Energoatom Petro Kotin.

They also asked the IAEA to help prevent set up a 30-km exclusion zone around the country’s four commercial nuclear stations and to establish a centre for monitoring the situation at the facility, site of the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Energoatom said Chernobyl staff have been held by the Russian military without rotation for the seventh day and are subjected to psychological pressure and are morally exhausted. They are said to have limited opportunities to communicate, move around or carry out routine work and repair work in full, which “leads to violations of the radiation regime and poses a danger to their lives and health”.

Date: Friday, 04 March 2022
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Ukraine updates, 3 March: 

• Ukraine says nuclear power plants continue to operate normally
• Ukraine asks IAEA and NATO to help protect nuclear sites
• IAEA board reported to have voted in favour of resolution on Ukraine
• IAEA chief says in discussions with both sides over providing assistance
• EU says conflict increases risk of illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials
• Ukraine says Chernobyl staff working under 'psychological pressure and morally exhausted'

Date: Friday, 04 March 2022
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