"U.N. Inspectors Call for Security Zone Around Nuclear Plant"

"Shelling at a nuclear plant in Ukraine has “gravely concerned” international monitors who believe a security protection zone should be established immediately, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency said in a report on Tuesday after inspectors visited the embattled Zaporizhzhia facility.

But the experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency said the fighting has not triggered a nuclear emergency at the plant in southern Ukraine, which has become one of the critical flash points in the war since Russia invaded in February..

Monitors from the I.A.E.A., including the agency’s director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, visited the facility last week amid continuing shelling of the area that at one point forced them to take cover. In a report on its findings, the agency said that shelling should be “stopped immediately” and that it was prepared to start consultations with both sides in the conflict over security at the plant, which is the largest in Europe."

The New York Times had the story September 6, 2022.


"IAEA Report On Ukraine Says Situation At Zaporizhzhia 'Not Sustainable'" (Reuters)

"Shelling Goes On Near Ukraine Nuclear Plant, Despite Risks" (AP)

"The U.N. Calls For An End To The Fighting Around A Nuclear Facility In Ukraine" (NPR)

"What’s Happening With Ukraine’s Threatened Nuclear Plant" (AP)

Source: NYTimes, 09/07/2022