Russian troops take control of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine, reports Power-Technology.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi has been notified that the Russian military has taken control of the area around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).
Nuclear safety and monitoring
On 1 March, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organisations in Vienna wrote an official letter to Grossi saying that the personnel at the plant ‘continued their work on providing nuclear safety and monitoring radiation in normal mode of operation’.
The letter added that radiation levels at the plant ‘remain normal’.
Zaporizhzhia is Ukraine’s largest NPP, featuring six of the country’s 15 nuclear energy reactors.
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) said that it has made contact with all the country’s nuclear facilities, which are all understood to be operating normally.