ENS Supports IAEA’s Condemnation Of Attacks On Zaporizhzya NPP

Deeply concerned by the events ongoing in Ukraine, the European Nuclear Society (ENS) joins the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in condemning once again the attacks on the Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant, demanding an end to further hostilities at any nuclear energy facility, and decrying any military action, whether deliberate or careless, which reduces the safety of nuclear facilities in Ukraine, nuclear energy workers or IAEA officials in Ukraine.

Here you can find the latest IAEA Update 88 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine and the IAEA DG Rafael Mariano Grossi Press Release.

Military action jeopardizing the safety and security of the Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant is completely unacceptable and must be avoided at all costs. Any military firepower directed at or from the facility would amount to playing with fire, with potentially catastrophic consequences. I strongly and urgently appeal to all parties to exercise the utmost restraint in the vicinity of this important nuclear facility, with its six reactors. And I condemn any violent acts carried out at or near the Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant or against its staff. […] This must stop and stop now.

IAEA DG Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

ENS fully supports the work of the IAEA to establish a framework for the continued safe operation of nuclear facilities in Ukraine, noting the importance of ensuring there is no undue pressure on workers carrying out important tasks, and condemns any interference with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s monitoring mission to Ukrainian nuclear facilities.