Grossi’s visit to ZNPP: will there be enough water to cool the plant

June 16,2023 493
Grossi’s visit to ZNPP: will there be enough water to cool the plant

The water level in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant cooling pond is currently sufficient for ZNPP’s proper cooling. It will be possible to maintain safety at the NPP for “some time”, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said after the visit.

“One of the most serious consequences of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam has been the decrease in the level of waters which is needed to cool the nuclear power plant. … With the water that is here, the plant can be kept safe for some time,” Grossi explained. 

The IAEA Director General added that efforts are being made to keep the water level at the required level. The International Atomic Energy Agency promised to continue monitoring the station’s safety situation. On June 15, Grossi visited the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant for the third time since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion.

Earlier, Russia did not approve the International Atomic Energy Agency’s plan to protect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The list included five principles, including stable power supply at the station, protection of all buildings from attack, and demilitarization.

At the same time, Kyiv offered to supplement the IAEA’s proposals with two principles, including de-occupation of the station.

Cover: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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