IAEA issues warning following shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the U.N. nuclear watchdog which said such attacks risked a major nuclear disaster. More than a dozen blasts shook Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Saturday evening and Sunday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.… Read More IAEA issues warning following shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog called for the release of the director-general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, saying his detention posed a threat to safety and security. A Russian patrol detained Ihor Murashov on Friday, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the International Atomic Energy… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

Russian patrol detains director-general of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Ihor Murashov

A Russian patrol has detained the director general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Russia had confirmed the move. Ihor Murashov was detained on his way from the nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, to the town of Enerhodar… Read More Russian patrol detains director-general of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Ihor Murashov

IAEA calls for security zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Tuesday for fighting to be halted in a security zone around Europe’s biggest nuclear power station, saying its experts had found extensive damage at the plant on the front in the Ukraine war. A long-awaited report did not ascribe blame for damage to the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power… Read More IAEA calls for security zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi visits Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog, ignoring gunfire he said had come uncomfortably close, visited the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine on Thursday and said his experts would stay at the facility. Rafael Grossi, who spent several hours at the plant, said he would continue to worry until the situation at Zaporizhzhia had… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi visits Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Iran says it will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored

Iran will keep the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s cameras turned off until a 2015 nuclear deal is restored, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday, state media reported. Nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami also said Iran would not agree to address alleged unexplained uranium traces as demanded by the IAEA, adding that the… Read More Iran says it will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says monitoring negotiations with Iran proved inconclusive

U.N. atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi told his agency’s Board of Governors on Wednesday that negotiations he had held in Tehran this week over Iran’s nuclear programme had proved inconclusive. Grossi returned from Tehran on Tuesday after meeting the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization and Iran’s foreign minister as he sought to strike a… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says monitoring negotiations with Iran proved inconclusive