MEPs to discuss safety and security of nuclear installations in Ukraine
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MEPs to discuss safety and security of nuclear installations in Ukraine

MEPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Security and Defence Subcommittee will meet with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday.

In the context of the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine, the debate on the safety and security of nuclear installations in Ukraine will focus on measures taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to reduce the risks of a nuclear accident occurring with potentially severe consequences for human health and the environment.

MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Security and Defence Subcommittee, and in association with the Delegation for relations with Ukraine, will exchange views with IAEA’s Director-General, Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Members will also inquire about the recent agreement concluded between the IAEA and Iran to resolve outstanding safeguarding issues in three undeclared nuclear facilities in Iran. This means Iran is complying once again with its verification commitments, potentially an important step towards reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement.

When: Tuesday, 10 May, from 10.15 to 12.00.

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, SPINELLI 1 G 3 and remotely.

You can follow the discussion live.

Check the full meeting agenda.

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Background

Ukraine has 15 operational reactors at four active nuclear power plants. Seven of the reactors are currently connected to the grid and eight of them are shut down for regular maintenance or held in reserve. The IAEA’s Director-General visited Ukraine on 30 March to provide urgent technical assistance to ensure the safety and security of the country’s nuclear facilities and help prevent any risks of an accident occurring. In April, he also visited the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to assess the safety and radioactivity level of the site.

Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20220506IPR29010/meps-to-discuss-safety-and-security-of-nuclear-installations-in-ukraine