International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA team arrived in Kyiv: "We must protect"

The news was confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IAEA director Rafael Grossi announced that a team of experts, which he personally leads, arrived in Kyiv on Monday evening, on their way to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, where they are scheduled to conduct an inspection from Wednesday to Saturday, the Guardian reports.

Day 187 of the Invasion of Ukraine: People in Zaporizhzhia are Lining up for Iodine Tablets

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Reports of intense gunfire in the Ukrainian city of Energodar

Russian forces fired on two neighborhoods in Energodar - the city near which Europe's largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, is located.

Energy crisis pushes nuclear comeback worldwide

As the costs of importing energy soars worldwide and climate crises wreak havoc, interest in nuclear power is on the rise with nations scrambling to find alternative sources.    

Investment in nuclear power declined after Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986, as fears over its safety increased and governments ran scared.    

Day 186 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Another Warning of Radiation Leakage from Zaporizhzhia NPP after Russian Shelling

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Energoatom warned of a high risk of radiation leakage from the Zaporizhzhia NPP after Russian shelling

The Ukrainian state company "Energoatom" warned of an extremely high risk of radiation leakage from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant due to Russian artillery fire.

Day 185 of the Invasion of Ukraine: It is No Longer Enough that Kyiv renounced NATO Membership according to Medvedev

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Another night of Russian strikes in the Zaporizhzhia region, rocket fire on Kharkiv as well

Ukrainian media reports new Russian attacks against infrastructure facilities in the Zaporizhzhia region. At the moment, there is no information about injured people.

The beginning of a disaster? The nuclear plant in Zaporozhye was hit

Ukrainians are targeting a warehouse located in Zaporozhye, Russian media reports.
Every day, the media write about how the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye is at risk of an attack.
Four missiles fell near the storage of radioactive isotopes, announced the authorities of Energodar, near which the atomic power plant is located, reports RIA Novosti.

US warns Moscow not to divert power from Ukraine nuclear plant

Washington on Thursday warned Russia against diverting energy from a nuclear plant Kiev says was cut off from its grid, as calls for an independent inspection of the facility mount.

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is under occupation by Moscow's troops and was disconnected from the national power supply on Thursday, the state energy operator said.

"IAEA is very close to sending an urgent safety mission to Zaporizhzhia power plant"

IAEA's sending an urgent safety mission to Zaporizhzhia power plant was announced by the general director of that agency, Rafael Grossi, for TV France 24.
"We are very, very close to it," Grossi said when asked if the negotiations on gaining access to the facility were successful, and if so, the mission of the UN agency will start within a few days, Reuters reports.

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