“I saw clear signs of military preparations in the area when I visited the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant just over three weeks ago. Since then, our experts on the site have frequently reported audible explosions, sometimes suggesting heavy shelling was taking place nearby. I am deeply concerned about the situation at the station.” Grossi emphasized.
At the same time, he drew attention to the serious threats to nuclear safety and protection faced by the Power Plant. The plant relies on a single power line that is still operational and provides the electricity necessary for reactor cooling and other important nuclear safety functions. Prior to the start of the war, the station had four external power lines.
IAEA experts also found significant damage to the windows in the engine room of the fourth power unit. The agency team is trying to determine the cause of the damage.