The Director Common of the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company (IAEA) Rafael Grossi has warned on Saturday that Russia has mined Zaporizhia nuclear energy plant (NPP).
Grossi stated that Russia had beforehand mined the nuclear facility which have been “eliminated” late final 12 months, he then warned they “are actually again in place.”
Grossi stated, “Mines alongside the perimeter of the ZNPP, in a buffer zone between the power’s inner and exterior fences, which have been beforehand recognized by the IAEA workforce and have been eliminated in November 2023, are actually again in place.
“It is a restricted space inaccessible to operational plant personnel. Director Common Grossi reiterated that the presence of mines is inconsistent with the IAEA security requirements.”
Grossi added that this week Zaporizhia NPP misplaced its backup energy to its reactor models for a number of hours, he warned that this means there may be an ongoing nuclear security threat.
The Director Common of the IAEA stated, “Thursday’s failure of two of the ZNPP’s back-up energy electrical transformers confirmed the persevering with vulnerability within the availability of exterior energy, which the plant wants to chill its six reactors and for different important nuclear security and safety capabilities.”