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Artillery fire heard at ZNPP, IAEA says

IAEA representatives heard the explosions directly on the plant's premises.

Artillery fire heard at ZNPP, IAEA says
Near ZNPP in Enerhodar, 1 May 2022
Photo: EPA/UPG

The IAEA experts stationed at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant have continued to hear explosions every day over the past week, at different distances from the plant, the IAEA said in its update quoted by Ukraine's Energoatom company.

"Several times, the sounds appeared to come from near the site, presumably from outgoing artillery fire, the experts said. Nearby small arms fire was heard during the night of 22 March, and again yesterday. In addition, an air raid alarm went off at the site yesterday, delaying the IAEA team’s planned visit to the ZNPP’s dry spent fuel facility until later in the day," the IAEA said.

The IAEA said that ZNPP has still not provided timely and appropriate access for the IAEA experts to all areas that are important to nuclear safety and security, including some parts of the turbine halls, the isolation gate of the ZNPP cooling pond and the 330 kV open switchyard at the nearby Zaporizhzhya Thermal Power Plant.

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