War in Ukraine: Why Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant Is Out of Control, According to UN

  • Claudia Allen and Patrick Jackson
  • From BBC News

A Russian soldier at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Energodar on May 1, 2022 (photo was taken during a media trip organized by the Russian army)

Credit, ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP

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Photo of Russian soldier at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Energodar taken in May 2022

A massive nuclear plant occupied by Russia during the invasion of Ukraine is “completely out of control”, the head of the UN nuclear agency said.

In an interview with the Associated Press news agency, Argentine Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that the plant in Zaporizhzhia, in southern Ukraine, needed inspection and repairs.

“There are a number of things that should never be happening in any nuclear facility,” he said.

Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant is located dangerously close to the fighting.

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