27 Jun 2022 10:35

IAEA sends inspectors to check South Ukraine NPP

MOSCOW. June 27 (Interfax) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has sent an inspection team to the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, Ukrainian media outlets said, with the reference to a statement on the IAEA website quoting IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

"This week, I dispatched safeguards inspectors to Ukraine to conduct essential verification activities at the South Ukraine NPP," Grossi said on Friday.

According to the website, the IAEA continues to receive safeguards data from its systems installed at the other three operational NPPs in Ukraine and from the Chornobyl NPP.

As of June 24, eight out of 15 Ukrainian reactor units are connected to the grid, including two at the Zaporizhzhya NPP, three at the Rivne NPP, two at the South Ukraine NPP, and one at the Khmelnytskyy NPP. The seven other reactors are shut down for regular maintenance or held in reserve, the IAEA said.

"Safety systems remain operational at the four NPPs, and they also continue to have off-site power available, Ukraine said," the IAEA added.