Physical integrity of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been violated
The “physical integrity” of the Zaporizhzhia NPP in southern Ukraine has been “violated,” the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said, as he voiced his fears for the site, The Guardian reports.
Rafael Grossi led a team of inspectors to the Russian-controlled plant that has been frequently shelled in recent weeks, raising fears of a nuclear incident.
“It is obvious that the plant and physical integrity of the plant has been violated several times,” Grossi told reporters after he returned with part of his team to the Ukrainian-controlled area on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
“I worried, I worry and I will continue to be worried about the plant,” he said, adding that the situation was “more predictable” now.
Rafael Grossi has said he saw the key things he needed to see, and his team was able to gather “a lot of information” during a long-awaited visit to the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia plant in Ukraine.