IAEA Confirms Nuclear Safety and Security in Ukraine

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Nuclear Safety and Security in Ukraine :In relation to safeguards, the IAEA said that the remote transfer of safeguards data from the Chornobyl NPP to the Agency’s Vienna headquarters is gradually being restored after its technicians last week upgraded the unattended monitoring systems installed at the site and deployed new transmission channels based on satellite technologies.

New Delhi (ABC Live India): Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that there had been no significant developments related to nuclear safety and security in the country over the past 24 hours, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Regarding the country’s 15 operational reactors at four nuclear power plants, Ukraine said seven are currently connected to the grid, including two at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhya NPP, two at the Rivne NPP, two at the South Ukraine NPP, and one at the Khmelnytskyy NPP. The eight other reactors are shut down for regular maintenance or held in reserve. Safety systems remain operational at the four NPPs, and they also continue to have off-site power available, Ukraine said.

In relation to safeguards, the IAEA said that the remote transfer of safeguards data from the Chornobyl NPP to the Agency’s Vienna headquarters is gradually being restored after its technicians last week upgraded the unattended monitoring systems installed at the site and deployed new transmission channels based on satellite technologies. The transmission from Chornobyl had been interrupted for two months. For the four operational NPPs in Ukraine, remote data is being transferred to the IAEA.

It is pertinent to mention that IAEA adopted a Resolution on 3 March 2022 during the 1613th session on the safety, security and safeguards implications of the situation in Ukraine, wherein it was Requested the Director General and the Secretariat continue to closely monitor the situation, with a special focus on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities and report to the Board on these elements, as required.

 According today’s update was the 711st Updates by IAEA  Director General on Ukraine.

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