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Russian Invaders Store Military Equipment and Explosives at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
During a weekly meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives on 2 May, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine reported that Russian invaders have stored military equipment, weapons, and explosives in the turbine compartment of power unit No. 4 at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). The Inspectorate expressed concern over the potential threat this poses to the safety of nuclear installations and the well-being of plant personnel and nearby residents.
Threat to Nuclear and Radiation Safety
The presence of military equipment and explosives at the ZNPP presents a significant threat to the safety of nuclear installations. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate stressed that such actions by the invaders could result in an emergency situation that would not only affect Ukraine but also neighboring countries. In addition, the safety and well-being of the ZNPP’s personnel and nearby communities are at risk due to the potential hazards posed by the explosives.
Call to Action
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate has urged the international community to take strong action against the aggressor, including imposing strict sanctions on enterprises in the Russian nuclear industry and their affiliates. The Inspectorate emphasized that the consequences of any emergency at the ZNPP would not be limited to Ukraine alone, and therefore, urgent action is required to prevent such a scenario from occurring.
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