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IAEA Places Inspectors at Ukraine’s Four Nuclear Power Plants

HeadlineJan 19, 2023

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it’s placing inspectors at all four of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants in order to safeguard against a nuclear catastrophe brought on by Russia’s invasion. On Wednesday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi toured the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which Russia briefly occupied last year.

Rafael Grossi: “We certainly hope that there will not be any further occupation or attack on the plant. My efforts are aimed at avoiding that. And by having a permanent presence of the IAEA, we are taking a very concrete step in that direction.”

The IAEA is continuing to call for the establishment of a nuclear protection zone around the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has repeatedly come under fire over the past 11 months of fighting.

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