UN agency warns of risk of nuclear disaster in Ukraine

Preocupação de desastre nuclear na Ucrânia após ataques à central de Zaporizhzhia.
Concern of nuclear disaster in Ukraine after attacks on Zaporizhzhia power plant.
| Photo: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

06153923The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (AEIA), Rafael Grossi, warned of the possibility of a nuclear disaster in Ukraine, because of the attacks on the Zaporizhzhia power station. In a statement, Grossi said he was concerned about the bombing last Friday (5), which could pose a threat to public health and the environment in the country.

06153923Grossi also stated that there was no damage to the unit’s reactors and radioactivity emissions, but some imperfections were detected in other parts of the plant. He proposed that the AEIA carry out an inspection in the region, in order to avoid the disaster. Currently, the Zaporizhzhia plant is controlled by Russia. “I make a strong and urgent appeal to all parties to exercise the utmost restraint in the vicinity of this important nuclear facility”, expressed Rafael Grossi.

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