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IAEA completes follow-up mission to Chernobyl

IAEA completes follow-up mission to Chernobyl

The International Atomic Energy Agency last week concluded a mission to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the surrounding Exclusion Zone after carrying out planned nuclear safety, security and safeguards activities there. IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said he is trying to organise a mission to the Zaporizhzhia plant, which remains under the control of Russian military forces.

Regulation & Safety 06 June 2022


EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has asked for international donors to help repair the damage left after Russian forces' control of the Chernobyl area earlier this year.

Regulation & Safety 19 May 2022


Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine said the decision to suspend some licences was taken after considering the impact of the damage in the exclusion zone resulting from the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 06 May 2022


IAEA's Grossi holds Zaporozhe talks with Rosatom chief

IAEA's Grossi holds Zaporozhe talks with Rosatom chief

The meeting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency continues efforts to get its inspectors access to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant. In other developments, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has suspended some licences at Chernobyl, as a result of the recent occupation.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2022


Zaporozhe 'top concern' for IAEA, Chernobyl radiation levels update

Zaporozhe 'top concern' for IAEA, Chernobyl radiation levels update

A damaged external power line has been repaired allowing Zaporozhe to return to previous output levels, Energoatom said. It comes as the International Atomic Energy Agency continues efforts to get access to the plant for its inspectors - and outlines the initial results of its radiation monitoring during its mission to Chernobyl.

Regulation & Safety 28 April 2022


IAEA mission at Chernobyl, as anniversary is marked

IAEA mission at Chernobyl, as anniversary is marked

An International Atomic Energy Agency team led by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is at Chernobyl to deliver equipment requested by Ukraine, check radiation levels and restore safeguards and monitoring systems at the site. The visit comes 36 years after the 1986 accident.

Regulation & Safety 26 April 2022


Grossi says IAEA seeking access to Zaporozhe

Grossi says IAEA seeking access to Zaporozhe

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, told the Associated Press, his organisation needs access to Europe's largest nuclear power plant for safety inspections and to help carry out necessary repairs.

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2022


IAEA mission to Chernobyl

IAEA mission to Chernobyl

A mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency will arrive at the Chernobyl site this week to assist Ukrainian managers returning it to routine operation after a month of occupation by Russian forces.

Regulation & Safety 25 April 2022


Ukraine regulator's communications with Chernobyl restored

Ukraine regulator's communications with Chernobyl restored

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said the re-establishment of direct phone communication between the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine and Chernobyl was an "important step in the process of resuming Ukraine's regulatory control of the site".

Regulation & Safety 20 April 2022


Second staff rotation at Chernobyl

Second staff rotation at Chernobyl

The first staff rotation at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in three weeks and only the second since late February when Russian forces seized the site has been carried out. The workers were transported by boat as the plant remains inaccessible by road.

Regulation & Safety 11 April 2022