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Grossi says Zaporizhzhia mission ‘an obligation’ for Ukraine and IAEA

Grossi says Zaporizhzhia mission ‘an obligation’ for Ukraine and IAEA

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency says that the Ukrainian government "at the highest levels" has requested a mission be sent to Zaporizhzhia - although the country’s nuclear regulator and its power plant operator Energoatom have both said that it should not take place until Russian forces leave the site.

Regulation & Safety 09 June 2022


IAEA completes follow-up mission to Chernobyl

IAEA completes follow-up mission to Chernobyl

The International Atomic Energy Agency last week concluded a mission to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the surrounding Exclusion Zone after carrying out planned nuclear safety, security and safeguards activities there. IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said he is trying to organise a mission to the Zaporizhzhia plant, which remains under the control of Russian military forces.

Regulation & Safety 06 June 2022


Westinghouse and Energoatom expand plans to nine AP1000 units

Westinghouse and Energoatom expand plans to nine AP1000 units

Energoatom and US firm Westinghouse have signed an agreement to increase from five to nine the number of planned new AP1000 reactors for Ukraine, as well as a widened deal to supply all nuclear fuel for the country’s reactor fleet.

New Nuclear 06 June 2022


Energoatom borrows USD51 million to buy extra Westinghouse fuel

Energoatom borrows USD51 million to buy extra Westinghouse fuel

Ukraine's Energoatom has taken a UAH1.5 billion (USD51 million) loan from Ukrgasbank to buy more nuclear fuel from Westinghouse. It follows the energy giant's decision to stop using Russian fuel earlier this year.

Uranium & Fuel 01 June 2022


Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine says that an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency should not take place until the six-reactor nuclear power plant is no longer under Russian control.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

EBRD puts cost of Russian occupation of Chernobyl at EUR100 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has asked for international donors to help repair the damage left after Russian forces' control of the Chernobyl area earlier this year.

Regulation & Safety 19 May 2022


Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Energoatom's CEO Petro Kotin says that construction work on two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant "will begin as soon as the war is over".

New Nuclear 16 May 2022


IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told a European Parliament hearing that it is a very "fragile situation" and "terribly complicated" but his aim to lead an inspection mission to Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, which is currently occupied by Russian forces, is not yet at a "dead end".

Regulation & Safety 10 May 2022