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Update 70 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

2 May 2022

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that there had been no significant developments related to nuclear safety and security in the country over the past 24 hours, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

Regarding the country's 15 operational reactors at four nuclear power plants, Ukraine said seven are currently connected to the grid, including two at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhya NPP, two at the Rivne NPP, two at the South Ukraine NPP, and one at the Khmelnytskyy NPP. The eight other reactors are shut down for regular maintenance or held in reserve. Safety systems remain operational at the four NPPs, and they also continue to have off-site power available, Ukraine said.

In relation to safeguards, the IAEA said that the remote transfer of safeguards data from the Chornobyl NPP to the Agency's Vienna headquarters is gradually being restored after its technicians last week upgraded the unattended monitoring systems installed at the site and deployed new transmission channels based on satellite technologies. The transmission from Chornobyl had been interrupted for two months. For the four operational NPPs in Ukraine, remote data is being transferred to the IAEA.

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