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Zaporizhzhya NPP remains mined - IAEA

Radiation level at ZNPP is normal. 

Zaporizhzhya NPP remains mined - IAEA
Photo: Zaporizhzhia NPP press service

There are no heavy weapons on the territory of Zaporizhzhia NPP, but mines remain, says IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi.

"During the inspection [of the ZNPP territory], the team did not notice any heavy weapons, but confirmed that the mines reported earlier remained on the site," the statement said.

The IAEA experts visited the main control panels of power units 2, 5 and 6. They recorded that power units 2 and 5 remain in a "cold" shutdown state, and power unit 6 is in a "hot" shutdown state. In addition, the team visited the emergency diesel generators of power units 4 and 5 and walked the perimeter of the ZNPP.

"The staffing of the plant is of concern, since a significant number of personnel, including licensed operators from the main control panels, have left ZNPP since the beginning of the armed conflict," the statement said.

The drilling of 10 wells was completed at Zaporizhzhya NPP, which can provide additional water to cool the shutdown reactors. Groundwater is supposed to cool the plant's shutdown reactors after the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP in June this year. 

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