In response to the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, a Nuclear Industry Association spokesperson said:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the Russian military attacks around the Zaporizhzhia plant that have endangered the lives of nuclear workers bravely discharging their duties. We commend the extraordinary dedication of the station’s staff and operators in what are terrible circumstances and emphatically endorse the IAEA’s call for a halt to all use of force around Ukraine’s nuclear power plants.
“We understand that the fire at the plant was not in the reactor buildings, has been extinguished and has not affected essential equipment with no reported change in radiation levels. We will continue to monitor developments and urge observers to follow an IAEA press conference scheduled for 9.30am (GMT) today.”
Notes to editors
- The International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) press conference can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zsIMfTEUjs
- The IAEA has a dedicated webpage giving updates on the situation surrounding Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants: https://www.iaea.org/ukraine-conflict
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