3 Feb 2023 20:08

IAEA conducting first rotation of its experts at some Ukrainian NPPs

PARIS. Feb 3 (Interfax) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted the first rotation of its staff at the Rovno Nuclear Power Plant since the start of the mission of the organization's experts, the agency said in a press release.

It will do so at three other Ukrainian facilities soon, it said.

"The IAEA's permanent teams deployed at South Ukraine, Rovno, Khmelnitsky, and Chernobyl NPPs continue to provide technical assistance and advice, assessing the plants' needs, and reporting their findings to the headquarters in Vienna," the IAEA said in its report.

"The first rotation of IAEA staff at the sites has started," it said.

The new team has already arrived at the Rovno Nuclear Power Plant, and staff rotation will take place at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, Khmelnitsky and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plants "in the next few days," the report said.

The IAEA deployed its missions at some Ukrainian nuclear power plants, including the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in January. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi has visited these facilities in person.