U.N.: Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Seized by Russia Is ‘Completely Out of Control’

U.N.: Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Seized by Russia Is ‘Completely Out of Control’


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Rafael Grossi warned on Tuesday that the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has grown “completely out of control” since Russian troops seized the facility in March.

“Every principle of nuclear safety has been violated,” Grossi warned. “You have a catalog of things that should never be happening in any nuclear facility.”

Zaporizhzhia is the largest operational nuclear power plant in Europe. Located in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Enerhodar, the plant was seized by Russian forces on March 3, in a battle that set a nearby training facility on fire.

The catalog of hair-raising misbehaviors mentioned by Grossi is long indeed. For one thing, the power plant is still up and running, under what the IAEA

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