Grossi mentioned that the scenario of the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant is “severe” however “secure”
The scenario on the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant is severe however secure, estimated the overall director of the Worldwide Atomic Power Company (IAEA), the Argentine Rafael Grossi, after visiting the nuclear facility on Thursday.
“On the one hand, the scenario is severe, and there are penalties. On the identical time, a sequence of measures had been taken to stabilize the scenario. Our work to evaluate the scenario will proceed,” Grossi mentioned, quoted by the Sputnik information company.
The IAEA chief expressed his hope that the nuclear plant will return to full capability when the hostilities cease.
Grossi arrived on the Russian-controlled nuclear energy plant in southern Ukraine to review the influence of a dam assault that affected the water reserves that cool its reactors.
The atomic energy plant within the southern province of Zaporizhia has been bombed for the reason that Russian military seized it at first of the invasion of Ukraine, and Grossi has already warned a number of instances concerning the danger of an assault inflicting a catastrophic radioactive leak.
The scenario worsened after an assault final week destroyed the Kajovka dam, within the neighboring province of Kherson, brought on a discount within the degree of the water reserves of its reservoir, which cool the six reactors of the plant.
The reactors have been inactive for months, however the gasoline must be continually cooled within the middle of the models and storage swimming pools to keep away from a doable meltdown accident and radioactive emissions into the atmosphere.
grossi had mentioned upon arrival in kyiv that there was “no rapid hazard”however that the water degree within the cooling pool was trigger for concern.
“I wish to do my very own evaluation, go there, discuss to administration concerning the steps they’ve taken after which make a extra definitive hazard evaluation,” he defined.
Russia’s consultant to the IAEA mentioned Grossi had already arrived on the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant, the biggest in Europe, for inspection.
Final week, Grossi had mentioned that the destruction of the dam within the metropolis of Nova Kakhovka, which was underneath Russian management, together with its reservoir and its hydroelectric energy station, deteriorated “somewhat extra an already tough and unpredictable scenario.”
The IAEA chief reiterated his demand for entry to the location the place the water degree is measured, to be able to perform an “unbiased” evaluation.
The go to to the Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant is Grossi’s third for the reason that begin of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, after one other on the finish of final March and a primary in September 2022.
Russia and Ukraine blamed one another for the assault on the dam, which regulates the move of the Dnieper River, the longest in Ukraine, and whose destruction utterly flooded many cities within the Kherson province, whose management is split between Kiev and Moscow.