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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency states Ukraine’s nuclear plant in danger

Nuclear expert claims war has pushed Zaphrizhzhia plant into precarious state. Rafael Grossi says nuclear plant is “completely out of control”.

Where: Ukraine

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On Wednesday, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, stated that Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia into “grave” danger.
Grossi stated the situation with the plant is “completely out of control” because of the shelling around the facility and has called for Russian and Ukrainian officials to allow experts to visit the complex to prevent a nuclear accident.
Grossi stated, “Every principle of nuclear safety has been violated,” adding, “What is at stake is extremely serious and extremely grave and dangerous.”
Russian forces took control of the plant early in the war, but its Ukrainian staff has remained on duty.
In June, Ukraine’s state nuclear company accused Mr. Grossi of lying over the planned inspection visit, claiming Ukraine had not invited his organization and any visit would legitimize Russia’s presence there.

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