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Russia prevents Ukraine from information on radiation levels at ZNPP

Jun 14, 2023

Russian occupants have stopped the automatic transmission of data on radiation levels at Zaporizhzhia NPP from sensors to Ukraine.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a briefing by the acting head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate, Oleh Korikov.

"Two weeks ago, following a command from Moscow, the automatic transmission of data from radiation monitoring sensors located at the industrial site of the Zaporizhzhia NPP stopped. This is unacceptable and is a violation of nuclear and radiation safety requirements," Korikov said.

According to him, now the International Atomic Energy Agency specialists who are on the territory of the plant are forced to take photos or record information from the sensors and transmit the data to the IAEA headquarters.

He noted that later, at the headquarters, this data is entered into the relevant system, which is accessible to all IAEA member states, including Ukraine.

Korikov emphasized that the occupiers continue to undermine the safety principles at the plant. The situation can be remedied only if the ZNPP is demilitarized and de-occupied.

As a reminder, after the recent explosion of the Kakhovka HPP, the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir, which is used to cool the power units, has significantly decreased.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 14/06/2023

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