Global Nuclear Community Backs IAEA Call For Safety Zone At Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant
Representatives of nuclear industry trade associations and professional societies have issued the following statement regarding the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine:
A nuclear safety and security protection zone should be established immediately around Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, as recommended by the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in their recent report. This would include the withdrawal of all military forces from the site and cessation of shelling and military activity in the vicinity of the plant.
The global nuclear community supports the continuous presence of the IAEA at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant to ensure the safety of staff and the physical integrity of the plant in the current extreme circumstances. The agency inspectors should have unrestricted and unmediated access to the operating staff and the areas of the facility to accurately assess conditions at the site.
We stand ready to give the IAEA and Energoatom whatever support is necessary to ensure the safety of its nuclear facilities and staff.
Notes to editors
- This statement is issued jointly by the Canadian Nuclear Association, Nuclear Industry Association, Nucleareurope, Nuclear Energy Institute, World Nuclear Association, Nuclear Institute, Canadian Nuclear Society, American Nuclear Society and European Nuclear Society