No explosives found at Zaporizhzhia plant: IAEA

IAEA agent at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine

The UN nuclear watchdog found no explosives at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after being granted access after months of requests.

Last month, Russia and Ukraine traded accusations of planning to stage an attack on Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant.

“(IAEA) experts have observed no mines or explosives on the rooftops of Unit 3 and Unit 4 reactor buildings and the turbine halls … after having been given access yesterday afternoon,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

The watchdog said while there were no signs of explosives in the areas it had been able to visit, there were mines outside the perimeter that appeared to pose no danger to the plant’s safety.

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