11 Jan 2024 15:56

New IAEA inspectors arrive at Zaporozhye NPP

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Jan 11 (Interfax) - The team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) specialists stationed at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Energodar underwent rotation on Thursday, the plant administration said on Telegram.

"The mission consists of four inspectors. As before, they are tasked with observing and evaluating the plant's safety and security," the statement said.

This is the 15th rotation since September 1, 2022. A number of IAEA specialists maintain a presence at the Zaporozhye NPP on a shift basis. The previous rotation was carried out on December 5.

The Zaporozhye NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, operates six VVER-1000 power units. The plant has not produced electricity since September 11, 2022. The NPP's facilities have been transferred to Russian ownership, and the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant Federal State Unitary Enterprise was established. The operator is the Operating Organization of the Zaporozhye NPP, which was established by Rosenergoatom, part of Rosatom state corporation.