IAEA chief: Zaporizhia nuclear power plant building in Ukraine hit by Russian “projectile”

Rafael Mariano Grossi - IAEAPhoto: AP Photo / Lisa Leutner

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that a building at the Zaporizhia power plant in Ukraine was hit by a Russian “projectile.”

But according to IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi, no radioactive radiation has been detected from the Zaporizhia power plant in southern Ukraine. He emphasizes that none of the power plant’s six reactors were hit.

“It is important to say that the safety systems of the six reactors at the plant were not affected at all,” Grossi said.

Two people injured

During the press conference, he offered to travel to the disused Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, where radioactive substances are still leaking as a result of the 1986 accident.

On Friday morning, Ukrainian authorities announced that Russian forces controlled the facility. Two hours earlier, Ukrainian firefighters managed to put out a fire that broke out during the Russian attack.

According to Grossi, two people were injured in the fire. He also said that the situation at the plant is still very tense and challenging, referring to information from those who operate the power plant and Ukrainian supervisory authorities.

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