IAEA / UKRAINE GROSSI PRESSER

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The Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General said on Friday that he is gravely concerned about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, the country’s largest nuclear power plant. IAEA

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STORY: IAEA / UKRAINE GROSSI PRESSER
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SOURCE: IAEA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 04 MARCH 2022, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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04 MARCH 2022, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

1. Wide shot, IAEA headquarters exterior
2. Wide shot, Grossi at podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“We, of course, are fortunate that there was no release of radiation and that the integrity of the reactors themselves was not compromised, but yes, the plant, in a wider sense.”
4. Wide shot, Grossi at podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“All the safety systems of the six reactors at the plant were not affected at all and has been no release of radioactive material.”
6. Wide shot, Grossi at podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“However, as you can imagine, the operator and the regulator have been telling us that the situation continues to be extremely tense and challenging because of the circumstances.”
8. Wide shot, Grossi leaving the podium

STORYLINE:

The Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General said on Friday that he is gravely concerned about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, the country’s largest nuclear power plant.

Ukrainian counterparts informed the IAEA that a projectile overnight had hit a training building in the vicinity of one of the plant’s reactor units, causing a localized fire that was later extinguished.

Ukraine also informed IAEA that Russian forces had taken control of the site of the power plant, but that the nuclear power plant continued to be operated by its regular staff and there had been no release of radioactive material.

Briefing journalists in Geneva, Rafael Mariano Grossi said the main priority now was to ensure the safety and security of the plant, its power supply and the people who operate it.

According to him, it has not yet possible to access the whole site to assess that all safety systems are fully functional.

Of the plant’s reactor units, Unit 1 is shut down for maintenance, Units 2 and 3 have undergone a controlled shut down, Unit 4 is operating at 60 percent power and Units 5 and 6 are being held “in reserve” in low power mode.

Two people were reported injured.

The IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) has been put in full response mode due to the events at Zaporizhzhia NPP, Grossi said.

The IEC will be manned around the clock to continuously receive, assess and disseminate information about developments.

The Director General said he remained gravely concerned about the situation at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant. The main priority was to ensure the safety and security of the plant, its power supply and the people who operate it, he said.
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