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Russia's Illegal War Against 

Ukraine Continues 

with Death and 

Destruction Endangering

The Whole of Humanity!

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  UPDATES: 2024  

Ukraine Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Station 

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23 June 2024

URGENT EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT

United Nations Security Council Update

15 April 2024

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Rafael Mariano Grossi,

IAEA Director General

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Image / Following Text Courtesy, IAEA:  Vienna, Austria

I thank the President of the Security Council for allowing me the opportunity to update you on the IAEA’s activities concerning nuclear safety, security and safeguards in Ukraine. I also thank the Council for their continuing support of the IAEA’s efforts.

It has been more than two years since the war began, the first ever to be fought amid the facilities of a major nuclear power programme.

The IAEA has been monitoring the situation closely and assisting Ukraine every day since the start of the war. IAEA staff are continuously present, monitoring the situation at all five of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, including at Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, which remains under Russian operational control.

Today my statement will focus on the recent grave violations of the five concrete principles that I first established in this very chamber on 30 May. These five concrete principles are there to prevent a nuclear accident and to maintain the integrity of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.  Let me remind them what they are:  

1There should be no attack of any kind from or against the plant, in particular targeting the reactors, spent fuel storage, other critical infrastructure, or personnel;

2.  ZNPP should not be used as storage or a base for heavy weapons (i.e. multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems and munitions, and tanks) or military personnel that could be used for an attack from the plant;

3. Off-site power to the plant should not be put at risk. To that effect, all efforts should be made to ensure off-site power remains available and secure at all times;

4. All structures, systems and components essential to the safe and secure operation of ZNPP should be protected from attacks or acts of sabotage;

5. No action should be taken that undermines these principles.

On 30 May last year I said here that observing these principles was essential to avoid the danger of a catastrophic nuclear incident and that I had respectfully and solemnly asked both sides to commit to them.

At our meeting last May distinguished Members of the Security Council and Ukraine clearly supported those principles.

 

Nevertheless, Madame President, over the past ten days, the first of these principles has been violated repeatedly in what marks a step-change increase in risk to nuclear safety and security at Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

 

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https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/statements/united-nations-security-council-update

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20 JUNE 2024 A team of IAEA experts on 20 June assesses damage at an electrical sub-station in the city of

Enerhodar, home to many staff of the nearby

Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

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Courtesy, IAEA team in the city of Enerhodar, Ukraine]

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15 APRIL 2024recent spate of reckless attacks” on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine must end immediately, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the UN Security Council on Monday.

Click Below: IAEA Ukraine Updates 220 - 224 April 2024

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Courtesy, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi (centre) visits the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (file photo).

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Ukraine Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Station 

23 June 2024

The city where most staff of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) live was left without electricity for 16 hours over the weekend after a second sub-station in the area sustained damage and was taken out of operation, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

The IAEA team of experts stationed at the ZNPP on Saturday visited the site of the latest affected sub-station, Raduga, in the city of Enerhodar to observe damage to one of its two transformers that the plant said was caused by a drone attack the previous evening.

Coming just a few days after one of Enerhodar’s other sub-stations – Luch – was destroyed, Director General Grossi said it further deepened his serious concerns about the fragility and vulnerability of Ukraine’s electricity infrastructure, which is crucial also for nuclear safety and security, even though the power supplies to the ZNPP’s six reactors were not affected this time.

As a result of recent days’ damage to the electrical infrastructure, the IAEA was informed that Enerhodar had no electricity from around 8pm on Friday to noon on Saturday, when power was restored in the city, which is located next to the ZNPP. Sub-stations form vital parts of a country’s electrical production, transmission and distribution system.

Whoever is behind this, it must stopDrone usage against the plant and its vicinity is becoming increasingly more frequent. This is completely unacceptable and it runs counter to the safety pillars and concrete principles which have been accepted unanimously.,” Director General Grossi said.

After Wednesday’s destruction of the Luch sub-station – which had provided electricity to parts of Enerhodar and other areas – the Raduga sub-station was used to supply some of the lost power to five districts of Enerhodar, before it too was damaged.

Two days after visiting Enerhodar to assess the extent of damage to the Luch sub-station, the IAEA experts yesterday saw electric components and other drone debris at the Raduga sub-station, as well as an unexploded device on the ground near the damaged transformer.

Officials at the scene said a hole in the transformer had caused a cooling oil leak that prompted the sub-station to shut down. They added that the oil spill had been covered by sand and that repairs were under way, which were completed later in the afternoon. The IAEA experts did not see any oil traces on the transformer itself. The sub-station appeared to have suffered less damage than the transformer at the Luch sub-station and there was no fire or firefighters in the area.

The ZNPP later informed the IAEA team that power for Enerhodar had been restored on Saturday afternoon by using Raduga’s back-up transformer.

As was the case with the damage to the Luch sub-station, the loss of electricity from Raduga did not directly impact the two power lines that are still available for the ZNPP. The plant continues to receive the off-site electricity it needs for cooling its shutdown reactors from its last remaining 750 kilovolt (kV) main power line and the last 330 kV backup power line.

However, the failure of the Raduga sub-station affected the electrical supply to the industrial zone next to the ZNPP as well as the plant’s transport unit, a pump for its tap water and some of the area’s external environmental radiological monitoring stations, which stopped working briefly on Saturday morning after running out of battery, but resumed operating as expected when power was restored.

Text Courtesy, IAEA

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"RALLY AROUND PEACE!"

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SUMMIT ON PEACE

IN UKRAINE:

SWITZERLAND

15 - 16 June 2024

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Delegates from 90 countries, including

several heads of state, will attend

a two-day peace conference

at the Bürgenstock resort

in central Switzerland. 

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Urgent Announcement

12 January 2024

gaza on the brink as one in four

face extreme hunger . . .

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Must See Video: WFP Staff in Gaza

Innocent Families of Gaza are also

Innocent Families of Humanity.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

LANDSLIDE:

CATASTROPHIC TRADGEDY

OVER 2,000 LIVES LOST

EMERGENCY HELP IS NEEDED

24 - 27  MAY 2024

Video Courtesy, TIMES NOW

Papua New Guinea informed the UN on Monday that more than 2,000 people were buried in a massive landslide that swept over a remote village. The village in Enga province was almost wiped out when a chunk of Mount Mungalo collapsed in the early hours of

May 24, burying scores of homes and the people sleeping inside

them. The situation remains unstable as the landslip continue

to shift slowly, posing ongoing danger to both the rescue

teams and survivors alike. People are using spades,

sticks and their bare hands to move the debris

out of the way and find any survivors.

Text Courtesy, CNN-News18

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